F5 GLOSSARY

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

The DMZ, or demilitarized zone, is a portion of an enterprise network that sits behind a firewall but outside of or segmented from the internal network. The DMZ typically hosts public services, such as Web, mail, and domain servers. Application delivery controllers usually sit in the DMZ, providing application access to the public servers.

F5 products that work within the DMZ: BIG-IP product family

 


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