Guard

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Guard

Gateway that is interposed between two networks (or computers or other information systems) operating at different security levels (one network is usually more secure than the other) and is trusted to mediate all information transfers between the two networks, either to ensure that no sensitive information from the more secure network is disclosed to the less secure network, or to protect the integrity of data on the more secure network [11].

Source: ANSI/ISA–99.00.01–2007, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Part 1: Terminology, Concepts, and Models, 29 October 2007. National Standard