The Strengths and Limitations of DMZs in Network Security

Contributed by Cameron Meyer

A demilitarized zone (DMZ) in terms of a network is a segmented area in the network that is available to the public but is segmented in order to stay separated from a network’s internal private network. In other words, it separates the untrusted public Internet from the trusted network of an organization. This is done through the act of subnetting and is a useful network security design feature within the network architecture.

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