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- Computer network : A collection of computers or digital devices ("nodes") connected by communication links.
- Internet : International "network of networks" that connects computers together through the Internet Protocol Suite and supports applications like Email and the World Wide Web.
- Intranet : A set of networked computers, under one administration, which can only communicate with one another.
- FreeSWAN : A Linux implementation of the IPsec protocols, intended to make wholesale monitoring of the Internet impossible.
- IPsec : Internet Protocl security is a set of protocols for providing encryption and/or authentication services for Internet packets.
- JWICS : A military and intelligence communications system approved for classified information designated collateral TOP SECRET, as well as any information in a compartmented control system such as Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) or Special Access Program (SAP)
- NIPRNET : The common user network intended to carry U.S. military "sensitive but unclassified" traffic for military personnel, government employees, military contractors, and approved allies
- SIPRNET : The shared United States Department of Defense network that carries the bulk of classified information, limited to a security classification of SECRET.
- Cloud computing : Use of computer networks, especially the Internet, to access computer resources, operated by a third party; access is on-demand and dynamically assigned — cloud computing differs from managed hosting with resources dedicated to users
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- Application Service Provider : An organization that offers host computers, leased or user-owned, with a high-availability infrastructure and the ability to support actual applications rather than connectivity to them.
- Asynchronous Transfer Mode : A technology for the transfer of fixed-length "cells" of digital information through specialized cell switches built on top of optical transmission networks; increasingly obsolescent
- BGP community : One or more 16- or 32-bit fields that accompany an address advertised by the Border Gateway Protocol, describing some administrative aspect of the address, such as membership in a group of routes or instructions on how widely the recipient should readvertise it
- Bandwidth : In engineering, the length between two cut-off frequencies, as measured in hertz.
- Border Gateway Protocol : In a set of interconnected networks, the means by which different autonomous systems advertise the destinations to which they offer connectivity
- Domain Name System security : A set of extensions to the Domain Name System to protect it from security threats known at the time
- Frame relay : A layer 2 digital data transmission system, used for low to medium speed permanent connection in the wide area, and beginning to be replaced by MPLS
- Information assurance : The combination of computer security, communications security, auditing and administrative controls such as physical security and personnel security clearances
- Internet Protocol version 6 laboratory : An example of a testing and learning facility for familiarization with Internet Protocol version 6
- Internet Protocol : A protocol that is used to transmit data across an Internet Protocol Suite-compatible network, "hop-by-hop" from the source host, through intermediate routers, to the destination host
- Internet Service Provider : A business, or possibly an internal support organization, that manages connectivity among end user workstations, local area networks, servers, and the public Internet using Internet Protocol version 4, Internet Protocol version 6, or both.
- Man-in-the-middle attack : An attack on a communications system in which the attacker deceives the communicating parties so they both talk to him while believing they are talking to each other.
- Middlebox : Add brief definition or description
- Multihoming : A wide range of techniques for providing multiple communications paths among logical or physical points in computer networks, primarily for fault tolerance but also for load distribution or traffic engineering
- Open Shortest Path First : Add brief definition or description
- Routing policy : Add brief definition or description
- Small and home office : A computing and networking environment characterized by a small number of computers, telephones, and video outputs; a lack of professional systems administration staff; and difficulty in cabling to computers elsewhere on the premises
- Telemetry : Electromagnetic transmission of the observations taken by remote sensors