Please excuse my ignorance on the topic. I am a developer who has never had to worry about hosting and network security.
I am working on a project on my own that will be a 3 tier web app (GUI, MT, DB). I will be having the application hosted by a 3rd party. My concern is network security.
I need a hosting company that has a network to allow the following:
1) "Secured" DMZ where the Web server will reside. Outside (internet) access will be allowed on ports 80 and 443.
2) Secured network where the Database server will reside. Access from the DMZ will need to be restricted to traffic originating from the web server in the DMZ on port 1433.
I would like the hosting company to provide all hardware. I suspect my needs will be met by virtualization.
I will be using Microsoft technologies (ASP.NET, SQL Server).
Thanks to all who reply.