Appendix . Glossary

@HOME

One of the two largest cable Internet access ISPs in North America.

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address

A component of a data packet that identifies either the sending or destination computer.

ADSL (Assymetric Digital Subscriber Line)

A type of DSL connection targeted at home users and small businesses. Provides less bandwidth for uploads than for downloads.

aladdin knowledge systems eSafe desktop 3.0

A software product that includes personal firewall technology designed to protect your broadband or dial-up Internet connection.

antivirus program

A software program designed to protect your computer from computer viruses by scanning your disk drives and downloaded files for viruses.

application gateway firewall (proxy firewalls)

A firewall that filters data ...

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