Glossary

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SSL/TLS Termination

by Bethany Hill on Security • November 19, 2020
What is SSL/TLS Termination? SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or TLS (Transport Security Layer) is a security protocol used for encrypting traffic between two endpoints, typically a web service and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client, to ensure all data exchanged is secure and confidential.   SSL/TLS secures most of today’s internet traffic. For example: during online transactions or while exchanging sensitive information.
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What is DNS Flood: NXDOMAIN Flood?

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • October 2, 2020
What is DNS Flood? A DNS flood is a form Denial of Service (DoS) attack at the DNS resolution level. It entails flooding a DNS server, which clients consult for server name resolution, with DNS queries for nonexistent (NXDOMAIN) domains.
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DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • October 2, 2020
What is a Demilitarized Zone? In computer networking, a DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) is a segment of the network that is protected from access of both external and internal sources with firewalls. 
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What is DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service)?

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • September 23, 2020
What is DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service)? DDoS is an advanced DoS attack intended to deny legitimate users access to web services by overwhelming the relevant web server(s) with requests at a scale far higher than legitimate web service use will warrant.
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Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity 

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • September 23, 2020
Disaster recovery is the restoration of computer systems including hardware, software and data to an operational state following a disruptive event.
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Diameter Protocol vs Radius

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • September 8, 2020
What is Diameter Protocol? The diameter protocol is an application layer protocol that provides authorization, authentication and accounting (AAA) services to computer networks and network applications.
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What is a Diameter Load Balancer?

by Bethany Hill on Load Balancing • September 8, 2020
What is a Diameter Load Balancer? Diameter load balancing is the distribution of different diameter based protocols' control layer traffic to multiple backends for high availability.
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What is Delivery Networking?

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • September 8, 2020
What is Delivery Networking? Delivery networking involves connecting multiple networking appliances, software or hardware, to facilitate the delivery of web services to end-users.
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What are Diameter Interfaces?

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • September 8, 2020
What are Diameter Interfaces? Diameter interfaces are well-defined networking protocol interfaces that facilitate communication and coordination among diameter nodes.
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