Network Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

Contributed by Jack Webb

In today’s information security, it is necessary to take advantage of all possible security options available to IT professionals. One of these options is network demilitarized zone or DMZ. A DMZ is the process of setting up a semi-secure network segment that houses all publicly accessible resource. This paper will cover the purpose of DMZ and its benefits in relation to security. It will cover the types and levels of DMS and security measure used within. This paper will also cover the differences between hardware and virtual DMZs as well as any commercial or vendor support for the creation of a DMZ.

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