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  • Adware
    Adware is unwanted software that uses sneaky and dishonest methods to get installed on your computer, and then changes the behavior of your web browser. Once installed, it does things like injecting advertisements into web pages, causing pop-up windows or tabs to open to advertising sites, and changing your home page and/or search engine.
  • Boot Camp
    Apple software that helps you install Microsoft Windows on your Mac.
  • Cisco ISE
    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a network administration product that enables the creation and enforcement of security and access policies for endpoint devices connected to the company’s routers and switches. The purpose is to simplify identity management across diverse devices and applications.
  • FTP
    The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer computer files between a client and server on a computer network.
  • Ham
    Legitimate email; the opposite of spam.
  • Intranet
    A computer network that is used to share information, operational systems, or computing services within an organization.
  • Jabber
    Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a communications protocol for message-oriented middleware based on XML (Extensible Markup Language).
  • Malware
    Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising. Malware is defined by its malicious intent, acting against the requirements of the computer user, and does not include software that causes unintentional harm due to some deficiency.
  • PaperCut
    A print management solution, that allows iOS devices to send print jobs to networked printers.
  • POP
    The Post Office Protocol (POP) is an application-layer Internet standard protocol used by local e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over a TCP/IP connection. POP has been developed through several versions, with version 3 (POP3) being the last standard in common use before largely being made obsolete by the more advanced IMAP. In POP3, e-mails are downloaded from the server's inbox to your computer. E-mails are available when you are not connected.
  • SFTP
    The SSH File Transfer Protocol (also Secure File Transfer Protocol, or SFTP) is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream.
  • Spam
    Electronic spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited messages (spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site.
  • SSID
    A service set identifier (SSID) is a name that identifies a particular 802.11 wireless LAN (network).
  • VoIP
    Voice over IP (VoIP) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet.
  • VPN
    A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer or network-enabled device to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the public network.


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