firewall firewall  /ˈfaɪr wɑl/


  1. (n) (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust
  2. (n) (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
  3. (n) a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle


  1. A popular free firewall, ZoneAlarm 2.
  2. Primarily, videoconferencing struggles to negotiate network firewall protections.
  3. The Chambliss line about being the firewall against an Obama agenda is resonating with voters.



    NEW YORK (AP) — Five female Emergency Medical Service officers announced a $1 million settlement of a seven-year-old gender discrimination lawsuit against New York City on Friday, breaking what their attorney called the department's "female firewall."
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  2. Remote Management Software reaches beyond firewalls.

    With capabilities extending behind customer firewall, VNOC Symphony® with Communicator Proxy eliminates complexity of remotely managing devices within protected network. Communicator Proxy provides standards-based polling of all devices within customer's network and reports information back to cloud in real-time; communication is minimized to single device traversing customer security measures ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. PRISM Fallout Part 2: Companies Will Store More Data Behind The Firewall

    The controversy surrounding the U.S. government's reported monitoring of online data via FISA court orders and projects like PRISM may have far-reaching implications for users of public cloud computing. Specifically, it could drive more enterprise customers towards storage solutions that are held behind the corporate firewall. File-storage service ownCloud, for example, is already seeing ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ReadWriteWeb


  1. "Martin is the bridge, Chambliss is the firewall," Clinton said. "Don't let Georgia put a firewall up in front of the bridge."
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Bill Clinton Source: USA Today

  2. "Mr. Sampson's place, smack in the middle of it, gives a good perspective into the Department of Justice, into the White House and into the apparent failure of the firewall between the two," said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, DR.I., a former US...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Sheldon Whitehouse Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "If the credit rating agencies are going to make a contribution to market integrity, then they can't be compromised," said Grassley. "This amendment creates a firewall so that a rating agency can be selected independent of an issuer. It goes...
    on May 11, 2010 By: Charles Grassley Source: Huffington Post (blog)

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