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The classic example on WAN / LAN conversion is your local network which is connected to the internet. This works by a router connected to a firewall connected to a modem, usually all of these components are one box which we colloquially call router. The whole security of your LAN resides in the router and the protocols used, while the LAN / WAN connection ...


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In a WAN you do not have control over the traffic, but in a LAN you do, you can for example restrict physical access to the network, implement security policies... But when you connect the two, you lose that control, because (again) you dont have control over the WAN part, and being the WAN a bigger network than the LAN the threat profile is much bigger. ...



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