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Definition:
A hardware- and/or software-based system that is used as an interface between the internet and a computer system to monitor and filter incoming and outgoing communications.

Source Publication:
A glossary of terms used in payments and settlement systems, July 2001, Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, Bank for International Settlements.

Hyperlink:
http://www.bis.org/publ/cpss00b.pdf

Statistical Theme: Information and communication technology

Created on Thursday, August 22, 2002