An inverted network
design employs the philosophy that that security should be focused at the core of the network rather than on the perimeter (where firewalls
and iintrusion detection systems
would typically sit). Recognizing the increasingly threats to the enterprise network come from with, even internal LANs
— and every component connected to it — are considered “dirty.” For example, in an inverted network, VPN
connections would be established from the desktop to the server.