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HTTP

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)

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HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the set of rules for transferring files, such as text, graphic images, sound, video, and other multimedia files...

Internet traffic

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A quick way to understand the volume of traffic in some part of the Internet is to read the current latency figures that are being reported on The ...

CRAM (challenge-response authentication mechanism)

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CRAM (challenge-response authentication mechanism) is the two-level scheme for authenticating network users that is used as part of the Web's ...

Nginx

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Nginx (pronounced engine x) is open source webserver software that also performs reverse proxy, load balancing, email proxy and HTTP cache services.

entity tag (ETag)

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ETags use persistent identification elements (PIE) that have been tagged to the user’s browser. Although a user may remove HTTP cookies, Etags store ...

WebDAV (World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning)

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WebDAV (World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard for collaborative authoring on ...

REST (REpresentational State Transfer)

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REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is an architectural style for developing web services. REST is popular due to its simplicity and the fact that...

moved to Atlanta

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Moved to Atlanta is Internet slang for the 404 status code, the frequently seen "page not found" error. 404 and other status codes are part of the ...

W3C log

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A W3C log is an access log for Web servers in which text files are generated containing data about each access request, including the source Internet...

RESTful API (REST API)

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A RESTful API is an application program interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. A RESTful API -- also referred to ...

persistent identification element (PIE)

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Persistent identification element (PIE) is used to tag individual user’s browsers with a unique identifier that – unlike ordinary HTTP cookies -- ...

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SearchCompliance

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...

SearchSecurity

  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters and blocks data packets as they travel to and from a ...

  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are ...

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SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

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

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

SearchStorage

  • DRAM (dynamic random access memory)

    Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that is typically used for the data or program code needed ...

  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0)

    RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, is a RAID configuration that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data.

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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