Midmarket IT Security Definitions

  • S

    spam filter

    A spam filter is a program that is used to detect unsolicited and unwanted email and prevent those messages from getting to a user's inbox.

  • U

    unified threat management (UTM)

    Unified threat management (UTM) is an approach to security management that allows an administrator to monitor and manage a wide variety of security-related applications and infrastructure components through a single management console.

  • V

    vulnerability analysis (vulnerability assessment)

    Vulnerability analysis, also known as vulnerability assessment, is a process that defines, identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in a computer, network, or communications infrastructure... (Continued)

  • Z

    zombie computer (zombie bot)

    A zombie (also known as a bot) is a computer that a remote attacker has accessed and set up to forward transmissions (including spam and viruses) to other computers on the Internet. (Continued)

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