Network protocols and standards

All network communications are governed by network protocols, the formal standards and policies that govern secure end-to-end data communications and network management. Keep up with existing and developing network standards and practices, and the organizations that create them.

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  • Network protocol

    A network protocol is a set of established rules that dictates how to format, transmit and receive data so computer network devices -- from servers and routers to endpoints -- can communicate regardless of the differences in their underlying ... Continue Reading

  • URL (Uniform Resource Locator)

    A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a unique identifier used to locate a resource on the internet. It is also referred to as a web address. Continue Reading

  • How does software-defined access work?

    Service providers and enterprises use software-defined access to extend SDN beyond the data center and WAN to the edge of the network. Learn about its developments and benefits. Continue Reading

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