Why we are used and what is the differences switches and Routers type @1 WAN DMZ EDGE Router @2 DMZ Switch @3 Fabric Switch @4 Industrial Switches @5 Management Switches

for the reference

First Understand what is DMZ ?

  • DMZ stands for Demilitarized Zone.
  • DMZ is a physical or logical subnetwork that separates an internal network from an external network, usually the internet.
  • The purpose of a DMZ is to provide an additional layer of security by placing servers, services, and other network resources that are accessible from the internet in a separate zone.
  • This separation helps to protect the internal network from potential threats and attacks.
  • The servers and services in the DMZ are typically exposed to the internet and have limited access to the internal network.
  • Common examples of resources placed in a DMZ include web servers, email servers, and FTP servers.

A DMZ router, switch, or firewall refers to the devices that are placed in the DMZ area, which can be referred to as DMZ devices.

Industrial switches - These switches are designed to withstand harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures, humidity, vibration, and electromagnetic interference.

Management switches: Management switches, also known as managed switches, are network switches that offer advanced features and capabilities for network administration and control.

Unlike normal unmanaged switches, which are plug-and-play devices with no configuration options, managed switches provide the ability to configure and monitor network settings.

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