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Firewall

The legal barrier between banking and broker/dealer operations within a financial institution created to prevent the exchange of inside information.

Chinese Wall

Informal; the imposed lack of communication between the investment banking and brokerage services of a financial institution. The Chinese wall exists in order to prevent brokers and investment bankers working for the same company from deliberately or accidentally sharing inside information that could lead to illegal insider trading. The Chinese wall protects both the financial institution at large and the individual investment bankers and brokers.
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Its advanced Internet firewall also includes Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), which detects hacker attempts and blocks data movement, Denial of Service (DoS) prevention, and HackerAlert(TM) messaging that notifies users of intrusions by sending an email message.
This consultation relates to the provision and implementation of Internet firewalls and data center:
While most large businesses have adequate internet firewalls and security programs to protect against unwanted viruses and potential hackers, most small and mid-sized businesses simply don't spend the needed time or money on Information Technology security issues.
However, the biggest costs may not be the nuts-and-bolts expenses associated with airport delays, insurance premiums, and Internet firewalls.
The company's portfolio includes Internet firewalls (Biodata BIGfire, SPHINX PC Firewall), high-speed data and e-mail encryption products (Biodata Babylon, Biodata SecureDesk), plus security alerting and monitoring hardware for IP-based systems and network services.
The Company also delivers a wide range of wide area network technologies that include: Private carrier based networks, Internet Virtual Private Network, Internet Firewalls connections, Secure Remote Access connections, Private wireless last mile solutions, Voice over IP and video surveillance / video conferencing technologies.
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