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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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A compromise to the fire wall debate could be using less expensive alternatives to contain fires, such as fire barrier walls, Germano says.
If you're going to connect your intranet to the Internet, then you'll need to build a secure interface, called a fire wall.
The defective fire wall was one of two discovered by Anthony Campbell, then an estates manager for BUPA, during a safety risk assessment in February, 2004.
The gospel Jesus came to preach would be a fire wall, and each person to hear it would have to choose to step to one side or the other.
Many companies have Web servers behind their fire wall, but since the fire wall allows traffic to and from the server, it is imperative that the server also be secured against attack.
That means you have enterprise document management, which manages all the information inside a company, and Web content management, which takes that information and manages it as it goes across the fire wall, across the Internet and really powers external e-business initiatives.
Tenders are invited for Construction of ICT foundation Inter connecting Transformer including rails track and fire wall in existing 400 KV switch yard of PH-III at STPS, Sarni
Stored on the Internet While Maintaining Fire Wall Security
There used to be a fire wall between the two,'' he said, but that doesn't always stop influence from spreading.
Tenders are invited for Supply, Installation Of Rack Server And Fire Wall Etc.
Tenders are invited for Construction of foundations for LA, CT, PT, PI, CVT, BT1, ET3 Columns, Circuit Breakers, Isolators, Station Transformer, Fire Wall, Outdoor power/ control cable trenches, transformer foundation and road cum rail track at proposed 132/33 kV, 1X25/31.
0 or higher; a computer with a sound card and speakers; and no fire wall.