After selecting a firewall topology, it is time to decide where to place individual systems inside that topology. You can protect or expose your customer's systems depending

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on where you place them within a firewall architecture. This tip offers guidance on placing systems within three different firewall topologies: bastion host, screened subnet and a multi-homed firewall.


Placing systems in a firewall topology

Each topology strategy raises its own questions about where your customers' systems should be placed and why. The answers to those questions rest largely in each customer's needs and plans.

Learn more about firewall strategies and how they affect your customers' network topologies.

Get more tips on building a firewall architecture.

This was first published in June 2007

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