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bastion host

1. A host computer that, in a screened subnetwork, performs the functions of a firewall. Synonym screened-host gateway. [2382-pt.35]   2. A computer system that must be highly secured because it is vulnerable to attack, usually because it is exposed to the Internet and is a main point of contact for users of internal networks. It gets its name from the highly fortified projects on the outer walls of medieval castles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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