Firewall vs Middlebox - What's the difference?

firewall | middlebox |


As nouns the difference between firewall and middlebox

is that firewall is firewall while middlebox is (computing|networking|internet) a device in the internet that provides transport policy enforcement, such as a firewall.

firewall

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A fireproof barrier used to prevent the spread of fire between or through buildings, structures, electrical substation transformers, or within an aircraft or vehicle.
  • (computer security) The software that monitors traffic in and out of a private network or a personal computer and allows or blocks such traffic depending on its perceived threat.
  • Derived terms

    * Great Firewall of China

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (computer security) To protect with a firewall.
  • (computer security) To block with a firewall.
  • To use maximum acceleration.
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    middlebox

    English

    Noun

    (es) (wikipedia middlebox)
  • (computing, networking, Internet) A device in the Internet that provides transport policy enforcement, such as a firewall.