Security and management Definitions

  • A

    application performance monitoring (APM)

    Application performance monitoring (APM) is software designed to help IT administrators ensure that the applications users work with meet performance standards and provide a quality user experience.

  • M

    Microsoft Windows Defender

    Windows Defender is Microsoft's antimalware software. Defender works with Windows Update to automatically install new virus definition files as they are published and provide computers using the Microsoft operating system (OS) with both real-time and anytime scanning options.

  • N

    Network File System (NFS)

    The Network File System (NFS) is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update file on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer. NFS was developed by Sun Microsystems in the 1980's and is an important distributed file system standard for network-attached storage (NAS).

  • P

    patch management

    Patch management is an area of systems management that involves acquiring, testing, and installing multiple patches (code changes) to an administered computer system.

  • R

    remote desktop

    Remote desktop is a program or an operating system feature that allows a user to connect to a computer in another location, see that computer's desktop and interact with it as if it were local.

  • remote desktop protocol (RDP)

    Remote desktop protocol (RDP) is a secure network communications protocol designed for remote management, as well as for remote access to virtual desktops, applications and an RDP terminal server.

  • T

    treemap

    A treemap is a visual method for displaying hierarchical data ; it uses nested rectangles to represent the branches of a tree diagram.

  • U

    unified endpoint management (UEM)

    Unified endpoint management (UEM) is an approach to securing and controlling desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets in a connected, cohesive manner from a single console. Unified endpoint management typically relies on the mobile device management (MDM) application program interfaces (APIs) in desktop and mobile operating systems.

  • W

    Windows Defender Application Guard

    Windows Defender Application Guard is a security tool built into Microsoft Edge that isolates browser sessions from the desktop in a virtual machine (VM) to prevent any malicious activity from reaching the desktop.

  • Windows Remote Desktop

    Windows Remote Desktop is a program that allows the user to connect to a computer in another location and interact with it as if it were local. (Continued)

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