firewall
n.
A device or program that limits access to a computer network.

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firewall
software which prevents unauthorised access to intranets and extranets by guarding the gateway between a company's private network and the public internet. A firewall scrutinises each network packet to determine whether it should be forwarded to the private network or denied access.
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