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.
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.
* Great Firewall of China
(computer security) To protect with a firewall.
(computer security) To block with a firewall.
To use maximum acceleration.
(computing, networking, Internet) A device in the Internet that provides transport policy enforcement, such as a firewall.