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fire·wall

 (fīr′wôl)
n.
1. A fireproof wall used as a barrier to prevent the spread of fire.
2. Computers A software program or hardware device that restricts communication between a private network or computer system and outside networks.
intr.v. fire·walled, fire·wall·ing, fire·walls Slang
To protect (a computer or computer network) by means of a firewall.

firewall

n
1. a fireproof wall or partition used to impede the progress of a fire, as from one room or compartment to another
2. (Computer Science) computing a computer system that isolates another computer from the internet in order to prevent unauthorized access
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firewall - (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust; "he moved the throttle to the firewall"
drive, driving force, thrust - the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.firewall - (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet
security system - (computing) a system that enforces boundaries between computer networks
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
3.firewall - a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
Translations
firewall
firewall
palomuuri
vatrozid
防火壁
방화벽
brandmuurfirewall
bariera ochronnaściana ogniowazapora sieciowa
brandvägg
tường lửa

firewall

[ˈfaɪəwɔːl] N (Internet) → cortafuegos m inv, firewall m

firewall

[ˈfaɪərwɔːl] n (COMPUTING)pare-feu m, mur m pare-feu
a firewall against hackers → un pare-feu contre les pirates informatiques

firewall

جِدارٌ ناريّ firewall firewall Brandmauer τείχος προστασίας cortafuegos palomuuri pare-feu vatrozid firewall 防火壁 방화벽 firewall brannmur bariera ochronna firewall брандмауэр brandvägg ระบบความปลอดภัยที่กันไม่ให้เข้าถึงเครือข่ายของคอมพิวเตอร์จากอินเตอร์เน็ต güvenlik duvarı tường lửa 防火墙
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Use reputable antivirus software, don't use the free ones, there's a reason there free, set it up to scan your PC on a regular basis, and delete any unsafe elements that have been found' 'Purchase a good wireless router with a hardware firewall as opposed to relying on a software one and lock down your router 'Contact a professional IT based company to install up to date software that will offer the best protection against potential cyber threats' 'Use a browser that is not only efficient but also has a good reputation of being aware of pages that contain insecure content' 'Always log out of on-line accounts.
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Supply of a hardware firewall and a network's data attached storage unit.
Of those users with cable or DSL connections--the most vulnerable group--5 percent don't use a software or hardware firewall to help prevent their computers from being commandeered.
Purchasers will receive a comprehensive product suite comprising of a hardware firewall, developer SDK and full SSH access along with membership of Yoggie's online developer community site, http://www.
A firewall is a mechanism that screens and filters packets sent to a computer and exists as either a software or hardware firewall.
The BR-6004 W-G1 features a built-in, high-performance 54Mb/s Wireless Access Point with WPA-2 encryption, plus a Safe&Secure SPI Hardware Firewall.
I normally recommend running both a hardware firewall and a desktop firewall.
Derris also connects his company laptop, which has a built-in virtual private network (VPN) for corporate-level security to reach his office, but not the rest of the computers in his house, The family's home PCs are secured with the hardware firewall built into the Linksys router and software firewalls.
It's believed to be the first time NAI has offered its own-branded hardware firewall to this end of the market, although Check Point has had its own-brand appliances there for some months.