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fire·wall

(fīr'wawl)
1. A special building material that is placed in walls between buildings or rooms to prevent the spread of fire.
2. A software program designed to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing a computer system.

firewall

A set of programs that protects the resources of a private computer network from users of other networks. It screens the messages that attempt to enter or leave the network and permits or denies access to outside users based on pre-programmed rules.
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Ford held secret meetings to develop its copy-cat product to replace Versata's software, which violated an explicit promise to Versata that there was a Chinese Wall.
The method features a multidimensional Chinese wall spanning defined protocols of separation for physical location, people, electronic infrastructure and software development tools.
The Company will also agree to the same undertakings provided for in the proposed settlement with the SEC, including agreeing to an independent consultant to review its Chinese Wall procedures and implementing any recommended improvements, and FBR & Co.
Importantly, the decision to go with InterAction also hinged upon the system's ability to maintain legally and regulatory mandated Chinese walls separating the advisory and securities sides of Bridgewell's business.
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And while this year Alex, like Paul, is concentrating on doing a skydive for the charity, she's urging Teessiders to consider joining the 2012 Chinese Wall trek.
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There's a Chinese wall between investment and valuation departments to avoid conflict of interest," said Ahmad Saidali, Vice-President for Investment Fund & Advisory, CB Richard Ellis Middle East.
Earlier in the interview, Ronald had told of a Chinese Wall between himself and whoever was holding the stolen art treasure as he explained the financial arrangements he had made to secure the painting.
CDATA[ Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer and Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon are trying to scale a Chinese wall against tough sanctions on Iran.
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