In an organization usually have production and preproduction environments segregated in different physical or virtual machines. However, this new appliance is very expensive and the organization is not able to have two different elements.
The appliance has different interfaces that connect to the same machine and the same operative systems and the manufacturer recommends using one interface for production and the other for preproduction but, if both points to the same operative system, what are the benefits of using two different interfaces? Maybe point the production client and preproduction client to different databases and different interfaces and avoid errors?
What are the risks of having a server with 2 interfaces each one in a different security zone?