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hardware firewall

A firewall that is built into a router or a stand-alone device. Although such units may, in fact, be computers with firewall software, they are still considered "hardware" firewalls. They tend to provide greater performance, are easier to administer and may offer greater protection than a software-based firewall in each user's machine. Contrast with software firewall. See firewall and personal firewall.

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