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AC alternating current

ACL access control list


ACPI advanced configuration power interface
ACT activity
ADSL asymmetrical digital subscriber line
AGP accelerated graphics port
AHCI Advanced host controller interface
AMD advanced micro devices
AP Access point
APIPA automatic private internet protocol addressing
APM advanced power management
ARP address resolution protocol
ASR automated system recovery
ATA advanced technology attachment
ATAPI advanced technology attachment packet interface
ATM asynchronous transfer mode
ATX advanced technology extended
A/V Audio Video
BIOS basic input/output system
BNC Bayonet-Neill-Concelman or British Naval Connector
BTX balanced technology extended
CAPTCHA Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apa
rt
CCFL Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
CD compact disc
CD-ROM compact disc-read-only memory
CD-RW compact disc-rewritable
CDFS compact disc file system
CFS Central File System, Common File System, Command File System
CIFS Common Internet File System
CMOS complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
CNR Communications and Networking Riser
COMx communication port (x=port number)
CPU central processing unit
CRIMM Continuity Rambus Inline Memory Mode
CRT cathode-ray tube
DAC discretionary access control
DB-25 serial communications D-shell connector, 25 pins
DB-9 9 pin D shell connector
DC direct current
DDOS distributed denial of service
DDR double data-rate
DDR RAM double data-rate random access memory
DDR SDRAM double data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory
DFS distributed file system
DHCP dynamic host configuration protocol
DIMM dual inline memory module
DIN Deutsche Industrie Norm
DIP dual inline package
DLT digital linear tape
DLP digital light processing
DMA direct memory access
DMZ demilitarized zone
DNS domain name service or domain name server
DOS denial of service
DRAM dynamic random access memory
DSL digital subscriber line
DVD digital video disc or digital versatile disc
DVD-RAM digital video disc-random access memory
DVD-ROM digital video disc-read only memory
DVD-R digital video disc-recordable
DVD-RW digital video disc-rewritable
DVI digital visual interface
ECC error correction code
ECP extended capabilities port
EEPROM electrically erasable programmable read-only memory
EFS encrypting file system
EIDE enhanced integrated drive electronics
EMI electromagnetic interference
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EPROM erasable programmable read-only memory
EPP enhanced parallel port
ERD emergency repair disk
ESD electrostatic discharge
EVGA extended video graphics adapter/array
EVDO evolution data optimized or evolution data only
FAT file allocation table
FAT12 12-bit file allocation table
FAT16 16-bit file allocation table
FAT32 32-bit file allocation table
FDD floppy disk drive
Fn Function (referring to the function key on a laptop)
FPM fast page-mode
FRU field replaceable unit
FSB Front Side Bus
FTP file transfer protocol
FQDN fully qualified domain name
Gb gigabit
GB gigabyte
GDI graphics device interface
GHz gigahertz
GUI graphical user interface
GPS global positioning system
GSM global system for mobile communications
HAL hardware abstraction layer
HAV Hardware Assisted Virtualization
HCL hardware compatibility list
HDD hard disk drive
HDMI high definition media interface
HPFS high performance file system
HTML hypertext markup language
HTPC Home theater PC
HTTP hypertext transfer protocol
HTTPS hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
I/O input/output
ICMP internet control message protocol
ICR intelligent character recognition
IDE integrated drive electronics
IDS Intrusion Detection System
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IIS Internet Information Services
IMAP internet mail access protocol
IP internet protocol
IPCONFIG internet protocol configuration
IPP internet printing protocol
IPSEC internet protocol security
IR infrared
IrDA Infrared Data Association
IRQ interrupt request
ISA industry standard architecture
ISDN integrated services digital network
ISO Industry Standards Organization
ISP internet service provider
JBOD just a bunch of disks
Kb kilobit
KB Kilobyte or knowledge base
LAN local area network
LBA logical block addressing
LC Lucent connector
LCD liquid crystal display
LDAP lightweight directory access protocol
LED light emitting diode
Li-on lithium-ion
LPD/LPR line printer daemon / line printer remote
LPT line printer terminal
LVD low voltage differential
MAC media access control / mandatory access control
MAPI messaging application programming interface
MAU media access unit, media attachment unit
Mb megabit
MB megabyte
MBR master boot record
MBSA Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
MCA Micro Channel Architecture
MFD multi-function device
MFP multi-function product
MHz megahertz
MicroDIMM micro dual inline memory module
MIDI musical instrument digital interface
MIME multipurpose internet mail extension
MIMO Multiple Input Multiple Output
MMC Microsoft management console
MMX multimedia extensions
MP3 Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
MP4 Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 4
MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group
MSCONFIG Microsoft configuration
MSDS material safety data sheet
MUI multilingual user interface
NAC network access control
NAS network-attached storage
NAT network address translation
NetBIOS networked basic input/output system
NetBEUI networked basic input/output system extended user interface
NFS network file system
NIC network interface card
NiCd nickel cadmium
NiMH nickel metal hydride
NLX new low-profile extended
NNTP network news transfer protocol
NTFS new technology file system
NTLDR new technology loader
NTP Network Time Protocol
OCR optical character recognition
OEM original equipment manufacturer
OLED Organic Light Emitting Diode
OS operating system
PAN personal area network
PATA parallel advanced technology attachment
PC personal computer
PCI peripheral component interconnect
PCIe peripheral component interconnect express
PCIX peripheral component interconnect extended
PCL printer control language
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDA personal digital assistant
PGA pin grid array
PGA2 pin grid array 2
PII Personally Identifiable Information
PIN personal identification number
PKI public key infrastructure
PnP plug and play
POP3 post office protocol 3
PoS Point of Sale
POST power-on self test
POTS plain old telephone service
PPP point-to-point protocol
PPTP point-to-point tunneling protocol
PRI primary rate interface
PROM programmable read-only memory
PS/2 personal system/2 connector
PSTN public switched telephone network
PSU power supply unit
PVC permanent virtual circuit
PXE preboot execution environment
QoS quality of service
RAID redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs
RAM random access memory
RAS remote access service
RDRAM RAMBUS dynamic random access memory
RDP Remote Desktop Protocol
RF radio frequency
RFI radio frequency interference
RGB red green blue
RIMM RAMBUS inline memory module
RIP routing information protocol
RIS remote installation service
RISC reduced instruction set computer
RJ registered jack
RJ-11 registered jack function 11
RJ-45 registered jack function 45
RMA returned materials authorization
ROM read only memory
RS-232 or RS-232C recommended standard 232
RTC real-time clock
SAN storage area network
SAS Serial Attached SCSI
SATA serial advanced technology attachment
SC subscription channel
SCP secure copy protection
SCSI small computer system interface
SCSI ID small computer system interface identifier
SD card secure digital card
SDRAM synchronous dynamic random access memory
SEC single edge connector
SFC system file checker
SFF Small Form Factor
SGRAM synchronous graphics random access memory
SIMM single inline memory module
SLI scalable link interface or system level integration or scanline interleave
mode
S.M.A.R.T. self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology
SMB server message block or small to midsize business
SMTP simple mail transfer protocol
SNMP simple network management protocol
SoDIMM small outline dual inline memory module
SOHO small office/home office
SP service pack
SP1 service pack 1
SP2 service pack 2
SP3 service pack 3
SP4 service pack 4
SPDIF Sony-Philips digital interface format
SPGA staggered pin grid array
SRAM static random access memory
SSH secure shell
SSID service set identifier
SSL secure sockets layer
ST straight tip
STP shielded twisted pair
SVGA super video graphics array
SXGA super extended graphics array
TB terabyte
TCP transmission control protocol
TCP/IP transmission control protocol/internet protocol
TDR time domain reflectometer
TFTP trivial file transfer protocol
TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
TPM trusted platform module
UAC user account control
UART universal asynchronous receiver transmitter
UDF user defined functions or universal disk format or universal data format
UDMA ultra direct memory access
UDP user datagram protocol
UNC universal naming convention
UPS uninterruptible power supply
URL uniform resource locator
USB universal serial bus
USMT user state migration tool
UTP unshielded twisted pair
UXGA ultra extended graphics array
VESA Video Electronics Standards Association
VFAT virtual file allocation table
VGA video graphics array
VM Virtual Machine
VoIP voice over internet protocol
VPN virtual private network
VRAM video random access memory
WAN wide area network
WAP wireless application protocol
WEP wired equivalent privacy
WIFI wireless fidelity
WINS windows internet name service
WLAN wireless local area network
WPA wireless protected access
WPS WiFi Protected Setup
WUXGA wide ultra extended graphics array
XGA extended graphics array
ZIF zero-insertion-force
ZIP zigzag inline package
AC alternating current
ACL access control list
ACPI advanced configuration power interface
ACT activity
ADSL asymmetrical digital subscriber line
AGP accelerated graphics port
AMD advanced micro devices
APIPA automatic private internet protocol addressing
APM advanced power management
ARP address resolution protocol
ASR automated system recovery
ATA advanced technology attachment
ATAPI advanced technology attachment packet interface
ATM asynchronous transfer mode
ATX advanced technology extended
A/V Audio Video
BIOS basic input/output system
BNC Bayonet-Neill-Concelman or British Naval Connector
BTX balanced technology extended
CAPTCHA Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apa
rt
CCFL Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
CD compact disc
CD-ROM compact disc-read-only memory
CD-RW compact disc-rewritable
CDFS compact disc file system
CFS Central File System, Common File System, Command File System
CMOS complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
CNR Communications and Networking Riser
COMx communication port (x=port number)
CPU central processing unit
CRIMM Continuity Rambus Inline Memory Mode
CRT cathode-ray tube
DAC discretionary access control
DB-25 serial communications D-shell connector, 25 pins
DB-9 9 pin D shell connector
DC direct current
DDOS distributed denial of service
DDR double data-rate
DDR RAM double data-rate random access memory
DDR SDRAM double data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory
DFS distributed file system
DHCP dynamic host configuration protocol
DIMM dual inline memory module
DIN Deutsche Industrie Norm
DIP dual inline package
DLT digital linear tape
DLP digital light processing
DMA direct memory access
DMZ demilitarized zone
DNS domain name service or domain name server
DOS denial of service
DRAM dynamic random access memory
DSL digital subscriber line
DVD digital video disc or digital versatile disc
DVD-RAM digital video disc-random access memory
DVD-ROM digital video disc-read only memory
DVD-R digital video disc-recordable
DVD-RW digital video disc-rewritable
DVI digital visual interface
ECC error correction code
ECP extended capabilities port
EEPROM electrically erasable programmable read-only memory
EFS encrypting file system
EIDE enhanced integrated drive electronics
EMI electromagnetic interference
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EPROM erasable programmable read-only memory
EPP enhanced parallel port
ERD emergency repair disk
ESD electrostatic discharge
EVGA extended video graphics adapter/array
EVDO evolution data optimized or evolution data only
FAT file allocation table
FAT12 12-bit file allocation table
FAT16 16-bit file allocation table
FAT32 32-bit file allocation table
FDD floppy disk drive
Fn Function (referring to the function key on a laptop)
FPM fast page-mode
FRU field replaceable unit
FSB Front Side Bus
FTP file transfer protocol
FQDN fully qualified domain name
Gb gigabit
GB gigabyte
GDI graphics device interface
GHz gigahertz
GUI graphical user interface
GPS global positioning system
GSM global system for mobile communications
HAL hardware abstraction layer
HAV Hardware Assisted Virtualization
HCL hardware compatibility list
HDD hard disk drive
HDMI high definition media interface
HPFS high performance file system
HTML hypertext markup language
HTPC Home Theater PC
HTTP hypertext transfer protocol
HTTPS hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
I/O input/output
ICMP internet control message protocol
ICR intelligent character recognition
IDE integrated drive electronics
IDS Intrusion Detection System
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IIS Internet Information Services
IMAP internet mail access protocol
IP internet protocol
IPCONFIG internet protocol configuration
IPP internet printing protocol
IPS Intrusion prevention system
IPSEC internet protocol security
IR infrared
IrDA Infrared Data Association
IRQ interrupt request
ISA industry standard architecture
ISDN integrated services digital network
ISO Industry Standards Organization
ISP internet service provider
JBOD just a bunch of disks
Kb kilobit
KB Kilobyte or knowledge base
LAN local area network
LBA logical block addressing
LC Lucent connector
LCD liquid crystal display
LDAP lightweight directory access protocol
LED light emitting diode
Li-on lithium-ion
LPD/LPR line printer daemon / line printer remote
LPT line printer terminal
LVD low voltage differential
MAC media access control / mandatory access control
MAPI messaging application programming interface
MAU media access unit, media attachment unit
Mb megabit
MB megabyte
MBR master boot record
MBSA Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
MFD multi-function device
MHz megahertz
MicroDIMM micro dual inline memory module
MIDI musical instrument digital interface
MIME multipurpose internet mail extension
MIMO Multiple Input Multiple Output
MMC Microsoft management console
MMX multimedia extensions
MP3 Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
MP4 Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 4
MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group
MSCONFIG Microsoft configuration
MSDS material safety data sheet
MUI multilingual user interface
NAC network access control
NAS network-attached storage
NAT network address translation
NetBIOS networked basic input/output system
NetBEUI networked basic input/output system extended user interface
NFS network file system
NIC network interface card
NiCd nickel cadmium
NiMH nickel metal hydride
NLX new low-profile extended
NNTP network news transfer protocol
NTFS new technology file system
NTLDR new technology loader
NTP Network Time Protocol
OCR optical character recognition
OEM original equipment manufacturer
OLED Organic Light Emitting Diode
OS operating system
OWA Outlook Web Access
PAN personal area network
PATA parallel advanced technology attachment
PC personal computer
PCI peripheral component interconnect
PCIe peripheral component interconnect express
PCIX peripheral component interconnect extended
PCL printer control language
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDA personal digital assistant
PGA pin grid array
PGA2 pin grid array 2
PII Personally Identifiable Information
PIN personal identification number
PKI public key infrastructure
PnP plug and play
PoE Power over Ethernet
POP3 post office protocol 3
PoS Point of Sale
POST power-on self test
POTS plain old telephone service
PPP point-to-point protocol
PPTP point-to-point tunneling protocol
PRI primary rate interface
PROM programmable read-only memory
PS/2 personal system/2 connector
PSTN public switched telephone network
PSU power supply unit
PVC permanent virtual circuit
PXE preboot execution environment
QoS quality of service
RAID redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs
RAM random access memory
RAS remote access service
RDRAM RAMBUS dynamic random access memory
RDP Remote Desktop Protocol
RF radio frequency
RFI radio frequency interference
RGB red green blue
RIMM RAMBUS inline memory module
RIP routing information protocol
RIS remote installation service
RISC reduced instruction set computer
RJ registered jack
RJ-11 registered jack function 11
RJ-45 registered jack function 45
RMA returned materials authorization
ROM read only memory
RS-232 or RS-232C recommended standard 232
RTC real-time clock
SAN storage area network
SAS Serial Attached SCSI
SATA serial advanced technology attachment
SC subscription channel
SCP secure copy protection
SCSI small computer system interface
SCSI ID small computer system interface identifier
SD card secure digital card
SDRAM synchronous dynamic random access memory
SEC single edge connector
SFC system file checker
SFF Small Form Factor
SGRAM synchronous graphics random access memory
SIMM single inline memory module
SLI scalable link interface
S.M.A.R.T. self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology
SMB server message block or small to midsize business
SMTP simple mail transfer protocol
SNMP simple network management protocol
SoDIMM small outline dual inline memory module
SOHO small office/home office
SP service pack
SP1 service pack 1
SP2 service pack 2
SP3 service pack 3
SP4 service pack 4
SPDIF Sony-Philips digital interface format
SPGA staggered pin grid array
SRAM static random access memory
SSH secure shell
SSID service set identifier
SSL secure sockets layer
ST straight tip
STP shielded twisted pair
SVGA super video graphics array
SXGA super extended graphics array
TB terabyte
TCP transmission control protocol
TCP/IP transmission control protocol/internet protocol
TDR time domain reflectometer
TFTP trivial file transfer protocol
TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
TPM trusted platform module
TSR Terminate and stay resident
UAC user account control
UART universal asynchronous receiver transmitter
UDMA ultra direct memory access
UDP user datagram protocol
UNC universal naming convention
UPS uninterruptible power supply
URL uniform resource locator
USB universal serial bus
USMT user state migration tool
UTP unshielded twisted pair
UXGA ultra extended graphics array
VESA Video Electronics Standards Association
VFAT virtual file allocation table
VGA video graphics array
VM Virtual Machine
VoIP voice over internet protocol
VPN virtual private network
VRAM video random access memory
WAN wide area network
WAP wireless application protocol
WEP wired equivalent privacy
WHRD Windows hardware qualified driver
WIFI wireless fidelity
WINS windows internet name service
WLAN wireless local area network
WOL Wake on LAN
WPA wireless protected access
WUXGA wide ultra extended graphics array
XGA extended graphics array
ZIF zero-insertion-force
ZIP zigzag inline package
AAA Authentication Authorization and Accounting
ACL Access Control List
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AES Advanced Encryption Standard
AH Authentication Header
AM Amplitude Modulation
APIPA Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing
ARIN American Registry for Internet Numbers
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
ASP Application Service Provider
ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode
BERT Bit-Error Rate Test
BGP Border Gateway Protocol
BNC British Naval Connector / Bayonet Niell-Concelman
BootP Boot Protocol /Bootstrap Protocol
BPDU Bridge Protocol Data Unit
BRI Basic Rate Interface
CARP Common Address Redundancy Protocol
CHAP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CIDR Classless inter domain routing
CNAME Canonical Name
CRAM-MD5 Challenge-Response Authentication Mechanism Message Digest 5
CSMA / CA Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Avoidance
CSMA / CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection
CSU Channel Service Unit
dB decibels
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DLC Data Link Control
DMZ Demilitarized Zone
DNS Domain Name Service / Domain Name Server / Domain Name System
DOCSIS Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification
DoS Denial of Service
DDoS Distributed Denial of Service
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DSSS Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
DSU Data Service Unit
DWDM Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
E1 E-Carrier Level 1
EAP Extensible Authentication Protocol
EDNS Extension Mechanisms for DNS
EGP Exterior Gateway Protocol
EIGRP Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
EMI Electromagnetic Interference
ESD Electrostatic Discharge
ESSID Extended Service Set Identifier
ESP Encapsulated security packets
FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FDM Frequency Division Multiplexing
FHSS Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
FM Frequency Modulation
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name / Fully Qualified Distinguished Name
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GBIC Gigabit Interface Converter
Gbps Giga bits per second
GPG GNU Privacy Guard
HDLC High-Level Data Link Control
HIDS Host Intrusion Detection System
HIPS Host Intrusion Prevention System
HSPA High Speed Packet Access
HSRP Hot Standby Router Protocol
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
Hz Hertz
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICA Independent Computer Architecture
ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
ICS Internet Connection Sharing
IDF Intermediate Distribution Frame
IDS Intrusion Detection System
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGMP Internet Group Multicast Protocol
IGP Interior Gateway Protocol
IIS Internet Information Services
IKE Internet Key Exchange
IMAP4 Internet Message Access Protocol version 4
InterNIC Internet Network Information Center
IP Internet Protocol
IPS Intrusion Prevention System
IPSec Internet Protocol Security
IPv4 Internet Protocol version 4
IPv6 Internet Protocol version 6
ISAKMP Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISP Internet Service Provider
IT Information Technology
IV Initialization Vector
Kbps Kilobits per second
L2F Layer 2 Forwarding
L2TP Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
LACP Link aggregation control protocol
LAN Local Area Network
LC Local Connector
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LEC Local Exchange Carrier
LED Light Emitting Diode
LLC Logical Link Control
MAC Media Access Control / Medium Access Control
Mbps Megabits per second
MBps Megabytes per second
MDF Main Distribution Frame
MDI Media Dependent Interface
MDIX Media Dependent Interface Crossover
MIB Management Information Base
MIMO Multiple Input, Multiple Output
MMF Multimode Fiber
MPLS Multi-Protocol Label Switching
MS-CHAP Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
MT-RJ Mechanical Transfer-Registered Jack
MX Mail Exchanger
NAC Network Access Control
NaaS Network as a Service
NAS Network Attached Storage
NAT Network Address Translation
NCP Network Control Protocol
NetBEUI Network Basic Input / Output Extended User Interface
NetBIOS Network Basic Input / Output System
NFS Network File Service
NIC Network Interface Card
NIDS Network Intrusion Detection System
NIPS Network Intrusion Prevention System
nm Nanometer
NNTP Network News Transport Protocol
NTP Network Time Protocol
NWLINK Microsoft IPX/SPX Protocol
OCx Optical Carrier
OS Operating Systems
OSI Open Systems Interconnect
OSPF Open Shortest Path First
OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
PAP Password Authentication Protocol
PAT Port Address Translation
PC Personal Computer
PDU Protocol Data Unit
PGP Pretty Good Privacy
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PoE Power over Ethernet
POP3 Post Office Protocol version 3
POTS Plain Old Telephone System
PPP Point-to-Point Protocol
PPPoE Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PPTP Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
PRI Primary Rate Interface
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network
PVC Permanent Virtual Circuit
QoS Quality of Service
RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
RARP Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
RAS Remote Access Service
RDP Remote Desktop Protocol
RFI Radio Frequency Interface
RG Radio Guide
RIP Routing Internet Protocol
RJ Registered Jack
RSA Rivest, Shamir, Adelman
RSH Remote Shell
RTP Real Time Protocol
RTSP Real Time Streaming Protocol
RTT Round Trip Time or Real Transfer Time
SA Security Association
SC Standard Connector / Subscriber Connector
SCP Secure Copy Protocol
SDSL Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line
SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol
SFP Small Form-factor Pluggable
SIP Session Initiation Protocol
SLIP Serial Line Internet Protocol
SMF Single Mode Fiber
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNAT Static Network Address Translation
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol
SOA Start of Authority
SOHO Small Office / Home Office
SONET Synchronous Optical Network
SPS Standby Power Supply
SSH Secure Shell
SSID Service Set Identifier
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
ST Straight Tip or Snap Twist
STP Spanning Tree Protocol
STP Shielded Twisted Pair
SVC Switched Virtual Connection
T1 T-Carrier Level 1
TA Terminal Adaptor
TACACS+ Terminal Access Control Access Control System+
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
TDM Time Division Multiplexing
TDR Time Domain Reflectometer
Telco Telephone Company
TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
TLS Transport Layer Security
TTL Time to Live
UDP User Datagram Protocol
UNC Universal Naming Convention
UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
URL Uniform Resource Locator
USB Universal Serial Bus
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair
VDSL Variable Digital Subscriber Line
VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
VNC Virtual Network Connection
VoIP Voice over IP
VPN Virtual Private Network
VRRP Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
VTC Video Teleconference
VTP Virtual Trunk Protocol
WAN Wide Area Network
WAP Wireless Application Protocol / Wireless Access Point
WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy
WINS Window Internet Name Service
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
www World Wide Web
X.25 CCITT Packet Switching Protocol
XML eXtensible Markup Language
XDSL Extended Digital Subscriber Line
Zeroconf Zero Configuration
3DES Triple Digital Encryption Standard
AAA Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
ACL Access Control List
AES - Advanced Encryption Standard
AES256 Advanced Encryption Standards 256bit
AH - Authentication Header
ALE - Annualized Loss Expectancy
AP - Access Point
API - Application Programming Interface
ASP - Application Service Provider
ARO - Annualized Rate of Occurrence
ARP - Address Resolution Protocol
AUP - Acceptable Use Policy
BCP Business Continuity Planning
BIOS Basic Input / Output System
BOTS Network Robots
CA Certificate Authority
CAC - Common Access Card
CAN - Controller Area Network
CCMP Counter-Mode/CBC-Mac Protocol
CCTV - Closed-circuit television
CERT Computer Emergency Response Team
CHAP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CIRT Computer Incident Response Team
CMM Capability Maturity Model
COOP Continuity of Operation Planning
CP Contingency Planning
CRC Cyclical Redundancy Check
CRL Certification Revocation List
CSU Channel Service Unit
DAC Discretionary Access Control
DDOS Distributed Denial of Service
DEP Data Execution Prevention
DES Digital Encryption Standard
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DLL - Dynamic Link Library
DLP - Data Loss Prevention
DMZ Demilitarized Zone
DNS Domain Name Service (Server)
DOS Denial of Service
DRP Disaster Recovery Plan
DSA Digital Signature Algorithm
DSL - Digital Subscriber line
DSU Data Service Unit
EAP - Extensible Authentication Protocol
ECC - Elliptic Curve Cryptography
EFS Encrypted File System
EMI Electromagnetic Interference
ESP Encapsulated Security Payload
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GPO Group Policy Object
GPU - Graphic Processing Unit
GRE - Generic Routing Encapsulation
HDD Hard Disk Drive
HIDS Host Based Intrusion Detection System
HIPS Host Based Intrusion Prevention System
HMAC Hashed Message Authentication Code
HSM Hardware Security Module
HTML HyperText Markup Language
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL
HVAC Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning
IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service
ICMP - Internet Control Message Protocol
ID Identification
IKE Internet Key Exchange
IM - Instant messaging
IMAP4 - Internet Message Access Protocol v4
IP - Internet Protocol
IPSEC Internet Protocol Security
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
ISP Internet Service Provider
ITCP IT Contingency Plan
IV - Initialization Vector
KDC - Key Distribution Center
L2TP Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
LAN Local Area Network
LANMAN Local Area Network Manager
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LEAP Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol
MAC Mandatory Access Control / Media Access Control
MAC - Message Authentication Code
MAN - Metropolitan Area Network
MBR Master Boot Record
MD5 Message Digest 5
MPLS Multi-Protocol Layer Switch
MSCHAP Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication
Protocol
MTBF Mean Time Between Failures
MTTR Mean Time to Recover
MTU - Maximum Transmission Unit
NAC Network Access Control
NAT Network Address Translation
NDA Non-Disclosure Agreement
NIDS Network Based Intrusion Detection System
NIPS Network Based Intrusion Prevention System
NIST National Institute of Standards & Technology
NOS Network Operating System
NTFS - New Technology File System
NTLM New Technology LANMAN
NTP - Network Time Protocol
OCSP Online Certification Security Protocol
OLA Open License Agreement
OS Operating System
OVAL Open Vulnerability Assessment Language
PAM Pluggable Authentication Modules
PAP Password Authentication Protocol
PAT - Port Address Translation
PBX Private Branch Exchange
PCAP Packet Capture
PEAP Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol
PED - Personal Electronic Device
PGP Pretty Good Privacy
PII Personally Identifiable Information
PIV Personal Identity Verification
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
POTS Plain Old Telephone Service
PPP - Point-to-point Protocol
PPTP Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
PSK Pre-Shared Key
PTZ Pan-Tilt-Zoom
RA Recovery Agent
RAD - Rapid application development
RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-in User Server
RAID Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RAS Remote Access Server
RBAC Role Based Access Control
RBAC Rule Based Access Control
RIPEMD RACE Integrity Primitives Evaluation Message Digest
ROI Return of Investment
RPO Recovery Point Objective
RSA Rivest, Shamir, & Adleman
RTO Recovery Time Objective
RTP Real-Time Transport Protocol
S/MIME Secure / Multipurpose internet Mail Extensions
SAML Security Assertions Markup Language
SaaS - Software as a Service
SCAP - Security Content Automation Protocol
SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
SDLC - Software Development Life Cycle
SDLM - Software Development Life Cycle Methodology
SEH Structured Exception Handler
SHA Secure Hashing Algorithm
SHTTP Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol
SIM Subscriber Identity Module
SLA Service Level Agreement
SLE - Single Loss Expectancy
SMS - Short Message Service
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol
SOAP Simple Object Access Point
SONET Synchronous Optical Network Technologies
SPIM - Spam over Internet Messaging
SSD Solid State Drive
SSH Secure Shell
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SSO Single Sign On
STP Shielded Twisted Pair
TACACS Terminal Access Controller Access Control System
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
TKIP - Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
TLS Transport Layer Security
TPM Trusted Platform Module
TSIG Transaction Signature
UAT - User Acceptance Testing
UEFI Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
UPS - Uninterruptable Power Supply
URL - Universal Resource Locator
USB Universal Serial Bus
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair
VDI Virtualization Desktop Infrastructure
VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
VoIP - Voice over IP
VPN Virtual Private Network
VTC Video Teleconferencing
WAF- Web-Application Firewall
WAP Wireless Access Point
WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy
WIDS Wireless Intrusion Detection System
WIPS Wireless Intrusion Prevention System
WPA Wireless Protected Access
WTLS Wireless TLS
XML Extensible Markup Language
XSRF - Cross-Site Request Forgery
XSRF- Cross-Site Request Forgery
XSS - Cross-Site Scripting
*nix Unix/Linux/Solaris/OS X/BSD
ACL Access Control List
AD Active Directory
AGP Accelerated Graphics Port
AIT Advanced Intelligent Tape
AMD-V AMD Virtualization
ATX Advanced Technology Extended
BBWC Battery-Backed Write Cache
BIOS Basic Input/Output System
BSOD Blue Screen of Death
BTX Balanced Technology Extended
CAS Column Address Strobe
CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CLI Command Line Interpreter
CPU Central Processing Unit
CRT Cathode Ray Tube (Monitor)
CRU Customer Replaceable Unit
CUPS Common Unix Printing System
DAS Direct Attached Storage
DAT Digital Audio Tape
DDoS Distributed Denial of Service
DC Domain Controller
DDR Double Data Rate
DDR2 Double Data Rate2
DDR3 Double Data Rate3
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DLT Digital Linear Tape
DMA Direct Memory Access
DMZ Demilitarized Zone
DNS Domain Name Service
DSRM Directory Services Restore Mode
DTX Discontinuous Transmission
EDO Extended Data Out
EIDE Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
EISA Extended Industry Standard Architecture
ESD Electrostatic Discharge
FAT File Allocation Table
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
FRU Field Replaceable Unit
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GFS Grandfather Father Son
GPU Graphics Processing Unit
HBA Host Bus Adapter
HCL Hardware Compatibility List
HID Human Interface Device
HTTP Hyper Text Transport Protocol
HTTPS Secure Hyper Text Transport Protocol
HVAC Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
HVD High Voltage Differential
IIS Internet Information Services
IMAP4 Internet Mail Access Protocol
IP Internet Protocol
IPv6 Internet Protocol Version 6
IPMI Intelligent Platform Management Interface
ISA Industry Standard Architecture
iSCSI Internetworking Small Computer System Interface
JBOD Just a bunch of disks
KVM Keyboard-Video-Mouse
LAN Local Area Network
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LKGC Last Known Good Configuration
LOM Lights Out Management
LTO Linear Tape-Open
LUN Logical Unit Number
LVD Low Voltage Differential
MIB Management Information Base
microBTX Micro Balanced Technology Extended
miniATX Micro Advanced Technology Extended
MMC Microsoft Management Console
NAS Network Attached Storage
NLB Network Load Balancing
NLX New Low Profile Extended
NOS Network Operating System
NTFS New Technology File System
NTP Network Time Protocol
NX No Execute
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OS Operating System
OSPF Open Shortest Path First
OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
PATA Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment
PBX Private Branch Exchange
PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect
POP3 Post Office Protocol (version 3)
PXE Preboot Execution Environment
RAID Redundant Array of Inexpensive/Integrated Disks/Drives
RAM Random Access Memory
RAS Remote Access Server
RDP Remote Desktop Protocol
RIS Remote Installation Service
SAN Storage Area Network
SAS Serial Attached SCSI
SATA Serial ATA
SCSI Small Computer System Interface
SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SLA Service Level Agreement
SMP Symmetric Multiprocessing
SMTP Simple Mail Transport Protocol
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SQL Structured Query Language
SSH Secure Shell
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TDR Time Domain Reflectometer
UAC User Account Control
UDP User Datagram Protocol
UID Unit Identification
USB Universal Serial Bus
VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
VM Virtual Machine
VMFS VMWare File System
VoIP Voice over IP
VPN Virtual Private Network
VRM Voltage Regulator Module
VSS Volume Shadow Service
VT Virtualization Technology
WBEM Web-based Enterprise Management
WDS Windows Deployment Services
WMI Windows Management Instrumentation
WORM Write Once Read Many
WSUS Windows Software Update Services
XD Execute Disable
ZFS Zettabyte File System