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DMZ

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Demilitarized Zone
DeMilitarized Zone

Definition(s):

  A network created by connecting two firewalls. Systems that are externally accessible but need some protections are usually located on DMZ networks.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7711 under Demilitarized Zone