What is a dedicated DMZ?

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A dedicated DMZ is an implementation of a specific DMZ network scenario as a solution. Most DMZ implementations are dedicated in that sense, i.e. they serve a purpose and the people who designed it had a solution concept in mind for solving a problem.

A DMZ should not be dumping ground for placing everything else that cannot be placed elsewhere. However, that happens too often – unfortunately. This is the reason why it makes sense to be more specific when using the term “DMZ”. The simple fact of attaching a label to it regarding its purpose helps to clarify usage and expectations.

A dedicated DMZ scenario should be aligned with the requirements of applications and services which are placed within – and vice versa. Security requirements and expectations of all stakeholders should match during the whole life-cyle of an implementation.

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