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  • VPN lockdown: Evaluating cloud vs. managed VPN providers

    Virtual private networks (VPNs) are essential for protecting corporate data. As we explore in this issue of Network Evolution, the pressure to support an increasing number of mobile users and more advanced mobile use cases has created challeng... 

  • MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate)

    MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) is a certification program intended for people who seek entry-level jobs in an IT (information technology) environment. MCSA is a prerequisite for more advanced Microsoft certifications. 

  • Learning Path: Network and Web Site Administration

    NETWORK AND WEB SITE operations center (NOC) - internetworking - firewall - proxy server - DMZ - NAT - EGP - BGP - peering - colocation - IGP - DHCP - network operating system - Novell Directory Services (NDS) - nslookup - N... 

  • Cisco Information Security Specialist (CISS)

    Cisco Information Security Specialist (CISS) is an entry-level certification attesting that the holder has demonstrated the foundational knowledge and skills required to install and support a Cisco Self-Defending Network... (Continued) 

  • Infranet Initiative

    The Infranet Initiative is a collaborative effort to develop a high-performance universal public network that would serve as a supplement to the Internet for businesses and other high-demand users. 

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)

    Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) is what Cisco describes as its "premium networking certification. 

  • ACTA (America's Carriers Telecommunications Association)

    ACTA (America's Carriers Telecommunications Association) is a lobbying organization for over 165 small long-distance telephone carrier companies. 

  • ITU-T (Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunications Union)

    The ITU-T (for Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunications Union) is the primary international body for fostering cooperative standards for telecommunications equipment and systems. 

  • set-top box

    A set-top box is a device that enables a television set to become a user interface to the Internet and also enables a television set to receive and decode digital television (DTV) broadcasts. 

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