Security Zones: Definition & Purpose


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A/An _____ is a subnetwork of an organization's network, which can be physical or logical, that allows access to an un-trusted zone, such as the internet, but cannot reach back to the internal network system.

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1. Within each security zone, there is a level of _____ that allows for the sharing of resources and communication between a higher level security zone and a lower level security zone.

2. A/An _____ is the internal network of an organization that is secured behind one or more firewalls and has a medium level of restrictions with certain controls in place to monitor network traffic.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this simple quiz to see how much you know about network security zones. The quiz, which is also available as a printable worksheet, asks you a handful of questions about security zone types, layers, functions, features and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz challenges your understanding of:

  • Type of zone that allows untrusted zone access but can't reach back to an internal network system
  • Component that allows for resource sharing and communication between security zones
  • Type of network that's secured behind one or more firewalls and can monitor network traffic
  • Type of zone that's highly controlled and can't have untrusted zone access
  • Logical or physical isolation of layer(s) in a security zone

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding several security zones that exist within networks
  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information from our related lesson on network security zones and their purposes
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of security zones to answer questions about their functions, layers and components

Additional Learning

If you want to get an overview of these zone types, check out our lesson called Security Zones: Definition & Purpose. Reviewing this lesson can help you:

  • Explain why it's important that organizations ensure that their networks have security features in place
  • Tell which data type will have the highest security and restriction features
  • Identify factors that should be considered when establishing security zones