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lock

 [lok]
1. a place, often airtight, where something is sealed in.
2. a device such as a clamp for holding something firmly in place.
heparin lock see heparin lock.

lock

(lok),
A device for holding or closing.

lock

Vox populi A device that prevents a particular action or activity. See Bloxham air lock, Heparin lock, Job lock, Vapor lock.

lock

(lok)
1. An enclosing, fastening, or securing device.
2. A mechanism that, when moved, permits or obstructs passage.
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Hammersla will discuss the lock down dilemma and best practices for locking down Linux in a variety of OS environments, as well as basic system-hardening techniques.
Authentium's technology allows the user to interact with a bank while, at the same time, locking down the user's machine from any activity -- other than doing business with the bank.
While some users may need to be protected by fully locking down the endpoint, others may need access to applications that have not been approved by the organization in order to work effectively.