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Network security refers to the provisions, policies and infrastructure put in place by network administrators to monitor and prevent unauthorized access or use of a computer network and the data that passes through the network. Network security typically relies on multiple layers of protection as well as multiple components including networking monitoring and security software in addition to network security hardware and appliances.

From network security protocols like HTTPS and SSH to security software like virus scanners and anti-malware tools, our networking security dictionary offers a glossary of important terms you need to know.


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