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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)

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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 ...

bottleneck

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 ...

extranet

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

An extranet is a private network that uses Internet technology and the public telecommunication system to securely share part of a business's ...

WAN interface card (WIC)

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

A WAN interface card, or WIC, is a specialized network interface card (NIC) that allows devices to connect to a wide area network.

WGate (Web gateway)

Definition | SearchSAP

WGate (for Web gateway) is one of two major components of the Internet Transaction Server (ITS) from SAP, the software company that provides a ...

WAN optimization (WAN acceleration)

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

WAN optimization, also known as WAN acceleration, is the category of technologies and techniques used to maximize the efficiency of data flow across ...

Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)

Definition | SearchEnterpriseWAN

Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is an extension of the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) used by an Internet service provider (ISP) to ...

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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

  • computer exploit

    A computer exploit, or exploit, is an attack on a computer system, especially one that takes advantage of a particular ...

  • cyberwarfare

    Cyberwarfare is computer- or network-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks by a nation-state on another ...

  • insider threat

    Insider threat is a generic term for a threat to an organization's security or data that comes from within.

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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 ...

SearchStorage

  • SATA Express (SATAe)

    SATA Express (SATAe or Serial ATA Express) is a bus interface to connect storage devices to a computer motherboard, supporting ...

  • DIMM (dual in-line memory module)

    A DIMM (dual in-line memory module) is the standard memory card used in servers and PCs.

  • nearline storage

    Nearline storage is the on-site storage of data on removable media.

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  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

SearchCloudStorage

  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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