sshh is a set of two daemons that allows you to maintain a TCP connection if all you have available is an HTTP proxy. It is similar in functionality to httptunnel, but has a few more features. Once you have it set up, sshh will allow you to make connections forward through the proxy or backwards through it, so you can open connections in either direction.
The Apache Traffic Server (TS or ATS) is a modular, high-performance reverse proxy server, generally comparable to Squid. It was created by Inktomi, and distributed as a commercial product called the Inktomi Traffic Server, before Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo!. Traffic Server has been actively used inside of Yahoo for over 4 years, serving billions of requests every day. As of fall 2009, Traffic Server is an Open Source project, and in April 2010 the Apache Traffic Server was promoted to a top-level project of the ASF.