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Firewalls are deployed in different network locations, i.e. inside the network or at the perimeter, and they are used to protect different devices, i.e. clients or servers. Depending on where the firewall is deployed and what the firewall protects, the traffic profile seen by the firewall varies. This section lists four main network topology that you usually see in firewall deployment scenarios:

  • Enterprise Internal Segmentation
  • Enterprise Security Perimeter
  • Data Center Internal Segmentation
  • Data Center Security Perimeter