Glossary

Common Internet File System / Server Message Block (CIFS SMB)

Common Internet File System / Server Message Block is a protocol for sharing files, services and resources over a network.

Cross-Site Scripting

Cross-site scripting refers to the injection of malicious code into a trusted website for execution on client devices.

Asymmetric Deployment

An asymmetric deployment describes a network with a network gateway device at a single central location (usually within a data centre) to provide web traffic acceleration to connecting clients.

Application Delivery Controller (ADC)

An application delivery controller (ADC) is a software application or hardware appliance that incorporates several tools, technologies and techniques for providing, controlling and monitoring access to web application servers.

Application Acceleration

Application acceleration is the optimization of web application traffic flow for increased backend server performance and faster content delivery to web application clients.

Active-Passive Redundancy

Active-Passive Redundancy is a high availability mode of operation whereby two or more identical instances of the same network device or appliance operate simultaneously but only instances marked as active serve client requests.

Active-Active Redundancy

Active-Active Redundancy is a high availability mode of operation whereby two or more instances of the same network device or appliance serve clients simultaneously and interchangeably.

Application Firewall

An application firewall inspects traffic destined for application servers to detect malicious or suspicious application requests. It can be configured to monitor, log and/or deny such requests.

Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow is a state that occurs when a computer program writes more data into a temporary storage location (buffer) than the capacity of the location.