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Application-Proxy Gateway

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A firewall capability that combines lower-layer access control with upper layer-functionality, and includes a proxy agent that acts as an intermediary between two hosts that wish to communicate with each other.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-41 Rev. 1