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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

firewall

[ˈfaɪərwɔːl] n (COMPUTING)pare-feu m, mur m pare-feu
a firewall against hackers → un pare-feu contre les pirates informatiques
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in periodicals archive ?
While Lacework indicates in their research a preference for administrative consoles to not be public facing, having poor authentication strategies within clusters accessed via bastion host or VPN is equally problematic as lateral movement within an organisation by definition occurs within an organisation.
Large organizational firewalls would use a three-tiered strategy-- two routers (one for exterior screening and one for internal screening) and a bastion host in the middle.
-- Perimeter security system components: perimeter router, firewall, bastion host