Evaluation the Performance of DMZ

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Baha Rababah 1 Shikun Zhou 2 Mansour Bader 3

1. Islamic University in Madinah, Almadina Almonawara, KSA

2. University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

3. Al-Balqa Applied University, Salt, Jordan

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijwmt.2018.01.01

Received: 12 May 2017 / Revised: 30 May 2017 / Accepted: 18 Jun. 2017 / Published: 8 Jan. 2018

Index Terms

DMZ (Demilitarised Zone), Firewall, Network Security, Network Performance, OpNet


Local area networks are built mainly for two essential goals, the first one is to support the framework’s business functionality such as email, file transferring, procurement systems, internet browsing, and so forth. Second, these common networks should be built using secure strategies to protect their components. Recent developments in network communication have heightened the need for both secure and high performance network. However, the performance of network sometime is effected by applying security rules. Actually, network security is an essential priority for protecting applications, data, and network resources. Applying resources isolation rules are very important to prevent any possible attack. This isolation can be achieved by applying DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) design. A DMZ extremely enhance the security of a network. A DMZ is used to add an extra layer of protection to the network. It is also used to protect a private information. A DMZ should be properly configured to increase the network’s security. This work reviewed DMZ with regard to its importance, its design, and its effect on the network performance. The main focus of this work was to explore a means of assessing DMZ effectiveness related to network performance with simulation under OpNet simulator.

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Baha Rababah, Shikun Zhou, Mansour Bader," Evaluation the Performance of DMZ", International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.8, No.1, pp. 1-13, 2018. DOI:10.5815/ijwmt.2018.01.01


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