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Application layer

Definition | SearchNetworking

In the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communications model, the application layer provides services for an application program to ensure that ...

Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

Definition | SearchNetworking

RIP (Routing Information Protocol) is a protocol used to enable routers to share information about IP traffic routes as they move traffic within a ...

logical network

Definition | SearchNetworking

A logical network is one that appears to the user as a single, separate entity although it might in fact be either just a part of a larger network or...

protected health information (PHI) or personal health information

Definition | SearchHealthIT

Personal or protected health information (PHI) is a record of a patient's treatment and medical history that includes personally identifiable ...

master data

Definition | SearchDataManagement

Master data is the core data that is essential to operations in a specific business or business unit.

green networking

Definition | SearchNetworking

Green networking is the practice of selecting energy-efficient networking technologies and products, and minimizing resource use whenever possible.

balun

Definition | SearchNetworking

A balun is a device that joins a balanced line (one that has two conductors, with equal currents in opposite directions, such as a twisted pair cable...

branch office box (BOB)

Definition | SearchNetworking

A Branch Office Box (BOB) is a server appliance that has been optimized to provide distributed support for simple utility functions that are required...

brouter

Definition | SearchNetworking

A brouter (pronounced BRAU-tuhr or sometimes BEE-rau-tuhr) is a network bridge and a router combined in a single product.

Transport Services Access Point (TSAP)

Definition | SearchNetworking

A Transport Services Access Point (TSAP) is an end-point for communication between the Transport layer (layer 4) and the Session layer in the OSI (...

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • security information and event management (SIEM)

    Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of ...

  • polymorphic virus

    A polymorphic virus is a harmful, destructive or intrusive type of malware that can change or 'morph,' making it difficult to ...

  • cyberterrorism

    According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any 'premeditated, politically motivated attack against ...

SearchHealthIT

  • accountable care organization (ACO)

    An accountable care organization (ACO) is an association of hospitals, healthcare providers and insurers in which all parties ...

  • patient engagement

    Patient engagement is an ideal healthcare situation in which people are well-informed about -- and motivated to be involved -- in...

  • personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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