[ UK /fˈa‍ɪ‍əwɔːl/ ]
[ US /ˈfaɪɹwɑɫ/ ]
  1. a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle
  2. (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust
    he moved the throttle to the firewall
  3. (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet
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How To Use firewall In A Sentence

  • Hopefully you have purchased a Security Suite (antivirus, firewall, antispyware, etc) from a RELIABLE vendor (like McAfee) and have it properly configured and automatically updating … if so, you probably would not have been infected … SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 111
  • My diagnosis is that since he is on broadband cable Internet, and has no firewall, someone actually hacked into his computer and is manipulating his system just for kicks.
  • New technology should provide a secure firewall against hackers.
  • For mobile users, firewalls allow remote access into private networks by the use of secure logon procedures and authentication certificates.
  • When Symantec anted up $925 million of its own stock for firewall and intrusion detection system manufacturer AXENT Technologies in 2000, some analysts doubted whether the purchase was worth the price.
  • CheckPoint is a pioneer in stateful inspection firewalls and, like Avaya and unified communications, is focused solely on the security business with products dedicated to firewalling, VPNs, unified threat management and intrusion prevention. Cisco's top 10 rivals
  • Hardened firewall hosts also offer specific advantages, for example: Concentration of security.
  • Every day we continue to be fat, dumb, and happy with our IANA private ranges and doing port address translation at the firewall is another day further ensconced in the inebriation of IPv4. Five-year plan: 8 problems IT must solve
  • Your company has a firewall, but criminal hackers often access internal networks without a computer.
  • Preventative measures include goodquality firewalls, antivirus software and training staff to minimise digital risk-taking. Times, Sunday Times
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