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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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See the sidebar on personal firewalls for more information.
Personal firewalls act as shields, blocking hostile incoming traffic while allowing your traffic out.
Las alertas de aplicaciones con valoracion de nivel de amenaza son una caracteristica de Norton Personal Firewall, que ayuda a los usuarios a decidir si permiten o niegan al acceso a Internet
InfoExpress CyberArmor Suite enterprise personal firewall
The CyberArmor system is a personal firewall suite.
InfoExpress develops and markets the CyberArmor(TM) Suite Enterprise Personal Firewall and the FireWalker VPN Suite(TM), enabling enterprises to provide safe access to authorized resources over the Internet for employees, consultants, business partners, and customers.
It includes a personal firewall that blocks unauthorized access not required for legitimate business needs.
PositivePRO's easy-to-manage subscription model includes critical end-point security features like anti-virus protection, anti-spyware protection, personal firewall protection, patch management and authentication to secure remote desktops and laptops.
Sunbelt's acquisition of Kerio Personal Firewall allows us to do just that, and their relevant expertise in desktop security will leave our customers in good hands.
As part of Sunbelt's commitment to providing affordable best of breed security tools, the retail price of the full edition of the Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall will be reduced to $19.
Our approach to endpoint security entails not only personal firewalls, but a host of security solutions which identify and eliminate a broad range of endpoint and data security threats for our customers and partners.
1 Gartner Research "Magic Quadrant for Personal Firewalls, 1Q06" by John Girard.
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