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SSCP® Systems Security Certified Practitioner All-in-One Exam Guide by Darril Gibson

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Comparing Internetwork Architectures

Computers are connected together using networks, and different types of networks provide different levels of trust. Primarily, there are four types of trust architectures: the Internet, an intranet, an extranet, and a demilitarized zone (DMZ, or perimeter network).

Consider Figure 3-9 as you review the definitions of each of these.

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Figure 3-9 Comparing the Internet, an intranet, and a DMZ

Internet The Internet is the public network accessible around the world. Any computer with access to the Internet can reach any other computer with access to the Internet. From a risk and trust perspective, the Internet ...

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