Establishing a DMZ

I have now completed my DMZ!  In adding a real firewall to my network, I wanted to take the opportunity to create a proper DMZ.

What is a DMZ?

DMZ stands for Demilitarized Zone.  A DMZ is an area of your network that is semi-trusted because it is accessible from the public internet using specific white listed or allowed ports.  It’s semi trusted because of this access and the sheer fact that it is accessed by people daily.  Typically, and in this setup, a DMZ can be accessed from your LAN or using Jump Servers.  Hosts on the DMZ cannot access the LAN as connections must be established from the LAN side or white listed ports. Continue reading