Definition of Firewall

1. Noun. (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust. "He moved the throttle to the firewall"

Generic synonyms: Drive, Driving Force, Thrust
Language type: Colloquialism



2. Noun. (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.
Generic synonyms: Security System
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing

3. Noun. A fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle.
Generic synonyms: Wall

Definition of Firewall

1. Noun. A fireproof barrier used to prevent the spread of fire between or through buildings, structures, electrical substation transformers, or within an aircraft or vehicle. ¹

2. Noun. (computer security) The software that monitors traffic in and out of a private network or a personal computer and allows or blocks such traffic depending on its perceived threat. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive computer security) To protect with a firewall. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive computer security) To block with a firewall. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive motor vehicles or aircraft, slang) To use maximum acceleration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Firewall

1. a computer component that prevents unauthorized access to data [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firewall

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firewall (current term)
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Literary usage of Firewall

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"The first is the software-based firewall usually loaded onto a server that connects ... This could be as simple as a built-in firewall that comes with some ..."

2. Network Security by David J. Stang (1991)
"Basically, a firewall is a special host that sits between your ... In order to configure a firewall machine, the following considerations need to be taken: ..."

3. Sudan, Oil, and Human Rights by Jemera Rone (2003)
"... CNPC Erects a "firewall" to Satisfy Activists Two days after the US CIRF demand, CNPC's investment bankers Goldman Sachs restructured the deal. ..."

4. Communications Access Methods for SAS/CONNECT(R) 9.1 and SAS/SHARE(R) 9.1 by SAS Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"SAS/CONNECT permits TCP/IP connections between clients outside a firewall to spawners that run on servers inside a firewall via socket inheritance. ..."

5. Firewalls and Internet Security Conference, 1996: Proceedings edited by Peter Tippett (1998)
"We cannot say what exact features a firewall should have to provide effective ... The firewall should also contain the ability to centralize SMTP access, ..."

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