demilitarized zone

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The area delineated by a firewall which separates the outside world from valuable computer resources such as files or sensitive computers. The demilitarized zone acts as a barrier to those who want to make unauthorized intrusions into a network. It is constructed of a combination of hardware such as routers and software. Usually the term is used in connection with architectures which make use of a dual firewall where it describes the space between the two servers used.

Subjects: Computing.

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