802.1X standard An IEEE standard that defines the process of authenticating and authorizing users on a network before they’re allowed to connect.
access point (AP) A radio transceiver that connects to a network via an Ethernet cable and bridges a wireless network with a wired network.
ACK A TCP flag that acknowledges a TCP packet with SYN-ACK flags set.
Active Server Pages (ASP) A scripting language for creating dynamic Web pages.
active system An IDS or IPS that logs events, sends out alerts, and can interoperate with routers and firewalls.
ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) A programming interface for connecting a Web application to a database.
ad-hoc network A wireless network that doesn’t rely on an AP for connectivity; instead, independent ...