Firewall topology: system placement
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
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.
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This was first published in June 2007
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