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(colloquial) the application of maximum thrust

(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

a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle

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The new security solution can be added to customers' new or existing VLANs with a number of rule-based packet filters available for a range of environments, including Windows 2000 and 2003, Unix (Redhat, FreeBDS, Debian), OS-neutral, game server and generic-deny environments.