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transparent addressing

Definition | SearchNetworking

On a wide area network (WAN), transparent addressing is a method of network addressing in which all intermediate node addresses are spoofed, so the ...

medical transcription (MT)

Definition | SearchHealthIT

Medical transcription (MT)  is the manual processing of voice reports dictated by physicians and other healthcare professionals into text format. 

electronic medical billing

Definition | SearchHealthIT

Electronic medical billing is the process by which a health care provider electronically submits a bill, or claim, to a health insurance company, or ...

WAN clustering (geoclustering, high-availability clustering or remote clustering)

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

WAN clustering, also called geoclustering, high-availability clustering or remote clustering, is the use of multiple redundant computing resources ...

frame relay

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

Frame relay is an affordable way to transmit switched-packet data within LANs and WANs.

virtual routing and forwarding (VRF)

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) is a technology included in IP (Internet Protocol) network routers that allows multiple instances of a routing ...

WAN accelerator

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

A WAN accelerator is an appliance that improves the end user's experience on a wide area network (WAN).

Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)

Definition | SearchCompliance

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is a United States federal statute that prohibits a third party from intercepting or disclosing ...

Credit CARD Act (Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009)

Definition | SearchCompliance

The Credit CARD Act is legislation governing the behavior of credit card companies in the United States. The self-stated purpose of the Act is "To ...


Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

A bottleneck is a stage in a process that causes the entire process to slow down or stop. In a communications context, a bottleneck is a point in ...



  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • 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 ...


  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.


  • federated identity management (FIM)

    Federated identity management (FIM) is an arrangement that can be made among multiple enterprises to let subscribers use the same...

  • cross-site scripting (XSS)

    Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of injection security attack in which an attacker injects data, such as a malicious script, ...

  • firewall

    In computing, a firewall is software or firmware that enforces a set of rules about what data packets will be allowed to enter or...




  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

  • all-flash array (AFA)

    An all-flash array (AFA), also known as a solid-state storage disk system, is an external storage array that uses only flash ...

  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation for storage arrays.


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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