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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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We have handled the upward and downward airflow in the air gaps on both sides of the gypsum fire wall.
A compromise to the fire wall debate could be using less expensive alternatives to contain fires, such as fire barrier walls, Germano says.
Insurers also need to install fire walls and ensure that they are up to date, even if they're connecting to business partners through dedicated circuits.
It is important to learn the differences between a fire wall, fire barrier, and fire partition and between a smoke barrier and smoke partition, so that you can properly apply (or not apply) fire and smoke dampers.
But the repairs were assigned a lower priority as there was one functional fire wall, which fulfilled the statutory safety requirement.
The best part: The glass fire wall system from Technical Glass has fire ratings up to two hours.
The Coral Sentinel Pro removes VoIP security issues by transferring signals and RTP traffic through the fire wall or NAT server to the relevant endpoints in the LAN network.
Davis's proposal would put a virtual fire wall between teachers - as purely tax receivers - and the rest of society.
132/33 KV T/F plinth, ODSG, ODCT, fire wall and allied work at 132 KV S/Stn.
Proposition 22 is meant as a fire wall against possible court decisions that could require us to treat homosexual couples as heterosexual couples.
Also, NOX offers fire wall products, system monitoring products and maintenance services.
Tenders are invited for Supply and installation of polycarbonate based transparent fire wall in mlpu shed at wrpl sanganer station