DMZs (demilitarized zones) are the network equivalent of neutral ground. They provide an isolated network segment for public-facing services, such as Web and mail servers. The private side of your network is protected from these servers, as their public accessibility makes them more vulnerable to compromise.
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This was first published in July 2006