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ALSO CALLED: Firewall Servers, Firewalls, Fire Wall, Firewall Software, Gateways (Software), Network Firewall Server Software
DEFINITION: A firewall is a set of related programs, located at a network gateway server, that protects the resources of a private network from users from other networks. (The term also implies the security policy that is used with the programs.) An enterprise with an intranet that allows its workers access to the wider Internet installs a firewall to prevent outsiders from accessing its own private  … 
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FIREWALL SERVER SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  data resources and for controlling what outside resources its own users have access to. Basically, a firewall, working closely with a router program, examines each network packet to determine whether to forward it toward its destination. A firewall also includes or works with a proxy server that makes network requests on behalf of workstation users. A firewall is often installed in a specially designated computer separate from the rest of the network so that no incoming request can get directly at private network … 
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