Smartproxy, the international provider of web scraping infrastructure, has launched rotating ISP proxies. It has also enabled HTTPS and SOCKS5 for the residential and mobile proxy services.
Smartproxy’s ISP proxy service comes in the form of IP pool. You can buy access to over 16,000 ISP-registered addresses in the US.
Unlike peer-to-peer residential proxies, these IPs are always online. So while they rotate with every connection request, it’s possible to create static sessions that don’t expire. This way, you can effectively control a large number of shared ISP addresses. Currently, the ISP proxies don’t support the SOCKS5 protocol.
Smartproxy prices the product based on traffic use. Its plans start from $28 for 2 GB and scale to terabytes of data. Compared to similar options from NetNut, Oxylabs, or SOAX, the service costs significantly less at the lower end but falls off after 500+ GB of data.
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Smartproxy’s rotating ISP proxies are already available for purchase.
HTTPS Entry, SOCKS5 for Residential and Mobile Products
In addition to the new release, Smartproxy has enabled more connection protocols for its residential and mobile proxies.
First, Smartproxy’s customers can now reach the provider’s endpoints using the HTTPS protocol. This will have little impact for regular users but may make a difference for enterprise clients with strict compliance requirements.
Second, Smartproxy has enabled SOCKS5 for its residential and mobile proxy networks. The current iteration doesn’t support UDP, making it pretty limited. Nonetheless, the sheer ability to connect via SOCKS5 indicates that the company may flesh out this functionality in the future.
With the addition of SOCKS5, Smartproxy has almost gained feature parity with premium competitors. The residential proxies still lack ASN filtering, but it’s a niche option for most.