Test your knowledge of demilitarized zones with these trivia questions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the correct answers. If you get them all correct, you can call yourself an Infosec Know IT All!
1. Which statement below is false?
a. A DMZ is located behind the first Internet firewall.
b. Any system on a DMZ can be compromised because it's accessible from the Internet.
c. A DMZ is an isolated network segment.
d. In order to have a DMZ, you must also have packet-filtering capabilities.
e. None of the above.
2. What is the main purpose of a DMZ?
a. To provide a place for systems on your network that need less protection than the rest of your systems.
b. To provide stronger protection to more valuable systems.
c. To attract and trap crackers who attempt to penetrate your systems.
d. To control what outside resources users have access to.
3. True or False: My company uses e-mail, but we don't have a Web site, so there's no need to
have a DMZ.
4. A DMZ effectively acts as an intermediary between a workstation user and the Internet. This
can also be done by a ...
d. proxy server
5. True or False: The DMZ host is not able to initiate a session back into a private
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Provide a place for systems on your network that need less protection than the rest of your
For more information on the purpose of a DMZ, read this WhatIs definition.
This was first published in December 2003