DMZ (named after the term “demilitarized zone”) is an interface on a FortiGate unit that provides external users with secure access to a protected subnet on the internal network without giving them access to other parts of the network.
This is most commonly done for subnets containing web servers, which must be accessible from the Internet. The DMZ interface will only allow traffic that has been explicitly allowed in the FortiGate’s configuration. FortiGate models that do not have a DMZ interface can use other interfaces for this purpose.
Bruce has been working with computers, and related technology, since before the World Wide Web was a thing. He has worked in system and network administration. He has even dabbled in technical support. He has made the switch to technical writing as part of his deep, dark and dastardly plan to make the arcane machinations of IT technology more easily understood by the poor folks who use it. That, and the voices in his head told him it was good idea. Never argue with the voices in your head. People will start to stare.
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