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By Charger Media ·
The application will be sending small pieces of data (about 2k) to a database via port 80 and I'm wondering the best way to go about setting up a redundant, scalable solution.

The network will be behind a Pix, but my concern is the application will be transmitting directly to the DB servers and some malicious coder could reprogram the .dll's and do what he wants to our DB.

Does there need to be a web server in front of the DB servers?

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You should separate your database server and web server. A web server is open to public. Typically, a database server is behind a firewall. If you will be using pix, that would be fine.
Apply all necessary security policies to your web server since it will be very vulnerable to attacks. while your DB server should be well secured, allowing only your database port to communicate with your web server.

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