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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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With the sophisticated Alteon base, the ASF System also offers a full set of networking features including Network Address Translation, Virtual Local Area Network firewalling, traffic filtering and anti-spoofing in a 3U high configuration.
Application-level firewalling has been a hot topic now for the last 18 months with large enterprises and government agencies deploying such solutions to protect their mission-critical & sensitive applications.
IDC sees the distributed firewall market as an extension of the personal firewall market, which they project will disappear as consumer-related firewalling finds its way into broadband modems and home PC's.
With strong firewalling and VPN capabilities, the Phoenix Adaptive Firewall appliances will be attractive products to our customers because of the enterprise-level firewall technology, the 'plug-n-play' configuration and ease-of-use, and the affordable price points.
Ukiah is unique in the market because it provides strong firewalling for both IP and IPX networks," said Tim Hember, TimeStep president and CEO.