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Term Definition

A Firewall is a protective security screen (hardware or software) that aims to protect Network devices from hostile intrusion, viruses or malicious activity over the Network. A corporate Network’s traffic flows through the firewall and access to a corporate or private Network is granted or denied.

Fibre Optics

Fibre Optics is a method for the transmission of data using optic fibre cable and light. Light is transmitted over high-purity, hair-thin fibres of glass. The bandwidth capacity of fibre optic cable is much greater than that of conventional cable or copper wire.