Network management Definitions

  • M

    mean opinion score (MOS)

    In voice communications, particularly Internet telephony, the mean opinion score (MOS) provides a numerical measure of the quality of human speech at the destination end of the circuit.

  • Metcalfe's Law

    Metcalfe's Law is expressed in two general ways: The number of possible cross-connections in a network grow as the square of the number of computers in the network increases.

  • modem lights (AA)

    This page provides a description of the abbreviations and meanings of each of the lights that describe the "handshaking" between a computer modem and the UART chip in a computer.

  • mux

    In communication transmission systems, mux (pronounce muks, sometimes spelled "MUX") is an abbreviation for multiplexing, a device that sends multiple signals on a carrier channel at the same time in the form of a single, complex signal to another device that recovers the separate signals at the receiving end.

  • N

    N1

    N1 is Sun Microsystems' strategy for making a network environment as easy to manage as a single machine.

  • NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition)

    Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR) is a mechanism that classifies and regulates bandwidth for network applications to ensure that available resources are utilized as efficiently as possible. Cisco Systems developed NBAR as part of its Content Networking platform for implementing intelligent network services... (Continued)

  • Net Neutrality

    Net neutrality is the principle that data packets on the Internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source.

  • NetOps

    NetOps, also referred to as NetOps 2.0, is a networking approach that encompasses the use of DevOps tools, methods and techniques to create an agile, scalable and programmable infrastructure capable of delivering business-critical applications and services rapidly and efficiently.

  • network analytics

    Network analytics is the application of big data principles and tools to the management and security of data networks.

  • network analyzer (protocol analyzer or packet analyzer)

    A network analyzer is a combination of hardware and programming, or in some cases a stand-alone hardware device, that can be installed in a computer or network to enhance protection against malicious activity... (Continued)

  • network automation

    Network automation is a methodology in which software automatically configures, provisions, manages and tests network devices.

  • network coding

    Network coding is a method of optimizing the flow of digital data in a network by transmitting digital evidence about messages... (Continued)

  • network configuration management (NCM)

    Network configuration management is the process of organizing and maintaining information about all of the components in a computer network.

  • network engineer

    A network engineer is a technology professional who has the necessary skills to plan, implement and oversee the computer networks that support in-house voice, data, video and wireless network services.

  • network intelligence (NI)

    Network Intelligence (NI) is the capacity of a network to examine data packets continuously and in real time.

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