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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:59 am

Software that accompanies resources or other software for the purposes of improving convenience, compatibility, or security. For example, a wrapper is used to compress and encrypt software that is being sold over the Internet. It is also used to make EDI – a decades-old electronic commerce standard – compatible with the Internet. The term can also apply to hardware: the casing around a Pentium II CPUis called a wrapper.