DMZ vs Reverse Proxy
Posted on 2004-03-25
In the past, our company has had our web site hosted off site. We are in the process of setting up a web server in house and doing our own hosting. We are having an internal disagreement about the value of having a DMZ vs. using a reverse proxy.
One school of thought is to set up the web server and the database server inside a DMZ. The other is to put the web server inside the LAN and protect it by using reverse proxy and to use the existing production DB server as the web DB server.
We will be running IIS, SQL Server, and use BorderManager as our firewall.
Any input will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,