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DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

by Bethany Hendricks on Glossary • October 2, 2020

Servers that provide online web and application services are typically placed in a DMZ alongside an application delivery controller (ADC) which is used to provision client access in a highly controllable, centralized and secure manner.

The ADC serves as a point of ingress and egress for web and application servers in the DMZ. Access to the ADC is provisioned by configuring both internal and external firewalls with specific rules to only allow access to the ADC. The ADC proxies client request to otherwise inaccesible web and application servers in the DMZ.