With a DMZ, you can compartmentalize. Your internal network would not be
directly exposed to the internet. You would place your Public services on
the DMZ, Web server, FTP server, Front end for SQL or Exchange/Mail.
That's the short skinny...for detail, read or search the net.
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> Thank you in advance for looking at my post.
> Pardon my ignorance since Firewall technology is not my specialty.
> Could someone be so kind as to explain the benefits of purchasing a
> firewall solution with DMZ capability. What would be the difference
> if i would purchase a firewall without DMZ hookup and just open the
> ports for FTP, or Web Service (to host my own web site)?
> The price difference between a Pix with and without dmz is about $700.
> Thank you in advance for your input.