• WordNet 3.6
    • n firewall (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust "he moved the throttle to the firewall"
    • n firewall a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle
    • n firewall (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; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet
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In literature:

He opened up the conduit boxes that led through the antechamber from the control console to the reactor beyond the firewall.
"The Bramble Bush" by Gordon Randall Garrett
You and Harriet and I shall room together in a firewall with bedrooms for three!
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
The copper fuel line curved down from the firewall to a glass sediment cup.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
Finally Dupre headed back, bracing himself against the firewall as he crouched and passed through the door into the main cabin.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
I know we have a firewall, but what are the chances that somebody could defeat it somehow and hack into our computers?
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
You try to get an experimental service running and no one will reconfigure the firewall.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Behind him, the other four were firewalling their throttles just to keep within range.
"The Sex Life of the Gods" by Michael Knerr

In news:

IBoss Home Parental Control Router/ Firewall .
The Hot Stuff in Firewalls.
I usually think of intrusion prevention as a feature found in a personal firewall or security suite, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it in Norton AntiVirus.
Joke about North Korea's dictator leaps Great Firewall into irony -free zone of Chinese media.
Township Police say a probe of the scene uncovered a hole that was made in the attic firewall that connected one Leisure Village unit on Chesterfield Court to another Sunday.
In the first report of a three-part series, CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews describes efforts to build a US firewall against mad cow disease .
NightHawk, firewall traversal, FDA 501(k), and?time is tissue.
The popular service's peer-to-peer technology could penetrate firewalls and enable people to talk from one PC to another for free.
A plan to deal with Greece's sovereign debt problems and to build a firewall against Italy's looming crisis is agreed the devil will be in filling in the details.
This is how most Internet traffic works, and it's how the firewall on your router distinguishes which packets of data make up that email message from your sister and which packets of data are from a spammer in Georgia.
Palo Alto Networks Extends Firewall Protection.
After a few firewall modifications, it was fitted into the Patrol .
It is typically determined by firewalls and addresses.
(1) A firewall brand name from Cisco.
I'm having difficulty upgrading my Cisco Systems Secure PIX Firewall 515 appliance to the most recent firmware version.

In science:

Firewalls, disorder, and percolation in epidemics.
Random graphs as models of networks
Harlow, Complementarity, not Firewalls, 1207.6243; S. D.
Holographic Space-Time Does Not Predict Firewalls
Weinberg, Complementarity Endures: No Firewall for an Infalling Observer, 1207.6626; B. D.
Holographic Space-Time Does Not Predict Firewalls
Personally I found the AMPS argument compelling enough that I wrote a paper entitled “The Transfer of Entanglement: The Case for Firewalls” . I can’t prove it, but I think the firewall controversy may eventually turn out to be a false alarm, but one with an extremely interesting lesson.
Black Hole Complementarity and the Harlow-Hayden Conjecture
Sully, “Black Holes: Complementarity or Firewalls?,” arXiv:1207.3123 [hep-th].
Black Hole Complementarity and the Harlow-Hayden Conjecture