A water alarm put under a dishwasher to prevent a flood if the dishwasher leaks is an example of a safeguard.
- a precaution or protective stipulation
- a permit or pass allowing safe passage
- Now Rare a convoy or guard
- a safety device, as on machinery
Origin of safeguardMiddle English saufgarde from Middle French sauvegarde: see save and guard
transitive verbsafe·guard·ed, safe·guard·ing, safe·guards
(third-person singular simple present safeguards, present participle safeguarding, simple past and past participle safeguarded)
safeguard - Computer Definition
A feature, procedure, process, or technique intended to mitigate the effects of intrusion risk but that rarely if ever eliminates all risk. It does reduce risk to some acceptable organizational or institutional level.
See Also: Risk.
Symantec Security Response. Glossary. [Online, July 15, 2004.] Symantec Security Response Website. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/refa.html.