protect against

protect someone or something against someone or something

 and protect someone or something from someone or something
to shield or preserve someone or something against someone or something. Please come along and protect us against muggers as we walk home. What will protect my car against thieves?
See also: protect
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Salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel, and other fatty fish may help protect against kidney cancer.
As a control group, the other babies got shots that protect against hepatitis A but not ear infections.
Most individuals carry an array of insurance policies, such as homeowners, auto, life and medical, but a growing number of policyholders are turning to some unique coverages that protect against more unusual exposures.
It seems the public expectation in 1905 that audits should protect against fraud existed before most states had passed public accountancy acts.
A FEW forkfuls of vegetables could help protect against cancer, according to experts at the University of Ulster.
As well as offering a new level of protection this generic, multi-layered approach, means that there is no need to constantly update the software to protect against new viruses - meaning that consumer's PCs are always protected against the latest, unknown, 'zero day' attacks.
a provider of security solutions that protect against data loss, system threats, Internet abuse and unsolicited e-mail, has announced a partnership with Authentium, a provider of authentication and data security solutions for network and desktop computing environments.
To do that, look for one of the only three ingredients that protect against UVA rays: Parsol 1789, also called avobenzone, zinc oxide, or titanium dioxide.
This law requires school districts seeking federal funding for technology to install a "technology protection measure" that will protect against access to material considered harmful for minors.
Standard containers feature a split-lid design with dual openings that protect against accidental exposure to discarded blood needles, lancets, butterfly tubing and syringes.
These safeguards are to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer records and information, protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of these records, and protect against unauthorized access to or use of these records or information that would result in substantial harm or inconvenience to a customer.
Cell phones are currently required to meet exposure guidelines established by the Federal Communications Commission to protect against acute injury from thermal effects.
They protect against sorcery, poison, nightmares, anger and loss of friendship.
Right now, most sunscreens focus on protecting against UVB while doing little to protect against UVA.
In response to recently released data on food borne illness outbreaks in American high schools, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) advises better pest control practices to protect against pest-related food contamination.