Examining Common Deployment Topologies

Before choosing a specific topology, it is beneficial to understand several deployment topologies commonly used for extranet solutions. A topology provides a detailed view of all the servers, devices, links, and ports in your network, both physical and logical. Understanding and planning an appropriate deployment topology will help you avoid inconsistencies or misconfigurations in your physical and logical network and extranet solution.

Edge Firewall Topology

This topology, illustrated in Figure 13.1, uses an edge firewall solution such as Microsoft Forefront UAG or Forefront TMG or third-party firewall as a gateway between intranet and Internet. This configuration uses the firewall as a reverse proxy ...

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