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Really my question is in the scenario above does having a separate web and app server really improve security by a large amount? Short answer is no. The long answer is... well, maybe Your clients internal network infrastructures may vary greatly. (flat network, segmented network, etc) You'll also find that while most people can agree on what is ...


The security of a server is limited by the security of the "weakest" accessible service. Additionally, if any service on the server is compromised, an attacker will likely be able to compromise the whole box, meaning that all services on the box will be compromised. Segregation of services to different server means that you are not putting "all your eggs ...

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