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Access control policy
A set of rules established by an organisation that specify what types of network communication are permitted and denied.
A devices that allows computer networks communication using the cable TV hook-up in a home
A distributed approach in which a client makes requests of a server and the server responds
A collection of computing devices connected so that they can communicated and share resources
Data transfer rate (bandwidth)
The speed with which data is moved from one place to another on a network
Digital subscriber line (DSL)
An Internet connection made using a digital signal on regular phone lines
A gateway machine and its software that protects a network by filtering the traffic it allows.
A name made up of words separated by dots that uniquely identifies a computer on the Internet; corresponds to a particular IP address
Internet Protocol (IP)
The network protocol that deals with routing of packets through interconnected networks to the final destination
The ability of software and hardware on multiple machines and from multiple vendors to communicate.
An address made up of four numeric values separated by dots that uniquely indicates a computer on the internet
A standard for defining the format of files that are included as email attachments or on websites.
A system that is based on a common model of network architecture and an accompanying suite of protocols.
Open systems interconnection reference model
A seven-layer logical breakdown of network interaction to facilitate communication standards
The approach to a network communication in which packets are individually routed to their destination, then reassembled
Top-level domain (TLD)
The last section of a domain name, specifying the type of organisation or its country or origin.
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
The network protocol that breaks messages into packets, reassembles them at the destination, and takes care of errors.
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
An alternative to TCP that achieves higher transmission speeds at the cost of reliability.
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