Founded in 2018, Smartproxy is a company providing IP proxy services. The company's mission is to help customers carry out various activities on the Internet, including data capture, network testing, market research and online privacy protection, by providing highly professional, reliable, secure and customized proxy services.
The pricing is also telling: the smallest rotating residential proxy plan starts from $1.4, with unlimited bandwidth. Add in a few well-placed ads, word-of-mouth recommendations, a lenient view toward ethics, and suddenly Storm Proxies’ popularity starts making sense.
Oxylabs is an HTTP proxy provider that has been in operation since 2015. It is one of the largest companies in the field, offering a variety of proxy services and several data collection apis that can help you grab almost any target.
Oxylabs primarily caters to corporate customers, and you can see this everywhere: from the neat and tidy website, to the certification listing on the home page, to the dedicated account manager, its products are even insured! It was a first for the agency.
Bright Data can safely be considered a premium provider, meaning that its services cost above the market average and scale well. This naturally shifts the favor toward enterprises and customers with large needs. To be fair, the company does offer an option to pay as you go that doesn’t require much commitment. Whether you’ll find the going rate financially worthwhile is another question.