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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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Nasdaq:SYMC) recently announced the availability of Symantec Enterprise Firewall for IBM eServer iSeries 270 running Linux.
It's possible to overcome the mutually exclusive features of firewalls and VPNs, but to do so requires an understanding of the underlying challenges and standards that shape VPN technology.
Since last year the Board has been engaged in a comprehensive review of the twenty-eight firewalls it erected in the late 1980s, and the Board has recently proposed to eliminate a majority of those restrictions.
By combining the tremendous image processing power at Barracuda Central with the efficient handling of fingerprints in the Fingerprint Analysis layer of the Barracuda Spam Firewall, customers benefit from latest image processing techniques while minimizing the processing requirements on their Barracuda Spam Firewalls.
Digex, Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIGX), a managed hosting provider for business on the Internet, has announced it is expanding its managed security offerings by introducing a new high-speed firewall offering.
the leading provider of enterprise-class application security appliances, today announced that the Barracuda Spam Firewall protects its customers against a potentially harmful vulnerability found in Adobe Reader.
Because typical firewalls sit on the data path and examine each packet, they act not only as a speed bump that slows data throughput, but also risk being a single point of failure in the network.
This ensures security of the network by enabling network managers to discover and fix device system issues on firewalls before they become a problem.
While our original intent was to protect networks from malware, we are seeing increased interest from our customers to extend their deployments of the Barracuda Spyware Firewall to replace their existing content filtering services," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks.
In response to customer concerns, many of the larger vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco and Check Point have developed and are now strongly pushing firewalls with application filtering capabilities.
Agnitum, a leading developer of personal and corporate information security software, today announces the release of Outpost Firewall Pro 3.
A built-in setup assistant walks the user through the basics of configuring and activating firewall protection.
The firewalls support GTA's new Mail Sentinel Anti-Spam and Mail Sentinel Anti-Virus email filtering incorporated into GNAT Box OS version 3.
By integrating Kaspersky Anti-Virus into their firewalls, GTA has enabled their customers to provide timely and accurate protection against viruses for their users well before users even see the malicious content," added Mr.
Conventional, single-function firewalls are challenged to deliver the performance and integrated security enterprises need today to defend against blended threats and attacks," states Michael Suby, program manager, Communications Service Strategies & Opportunities at research firm Stratecast Partners (a Division of Frost & Sullivan).