What Does DMZ Stand For

by on January 3, 2008

Q: What does DMZ stand for?

A: DMZ stands for demilitarized zone. Usually you would put a computer in DMZ if it is a web server or another type of server where many ports need to be accessed from the real world and you do not want to take the time or it is not possible to open up all the ports on the firewall. This leaves this computer open to attack, as there is no protection at all when in DMZ. You can read more about DMZ at wikipedia.org.