Network security Definitions

  • D

    data recovery agent (DRA)

    A data recovery agent (DRA) is a Microsoft Windows user who has been granted the right to decrypt data that was encrypted by other users. The assignment of DRA rights to an approved individual provides an IT department with a way to unlock encrypted data in case of an emergency.

  • M

    managed network security services

    Managed network security services are third-party service providers, solution providers or value-added resellers that can be hired to outsource tasks or processes related to network security.

  • Managed security service provider (MSSP)

    A managed security service provider (MSSP) is an IT service provider that provides an organization with some amount of cybersecurity monitoring and management, which may include virus and spam blocking, intrusion detection, firewalls and virtual private network (VPN) management.

  • P

    proxy hacking

    Proxy hacking, also known as proxy hijacking, is an attack technique designed to supplant an authentic Web page in a search engine's index and search results pages. An attacker may use proxy hacking to gain an advantage over a competitor or, ultimately, to redirect users requesting the targeted page to a malicious or fraudulent website.

  • S

    Symantec PartnerNet

    Symantec PartnerNet is web-based portal that was developed by security vendor Symantec to provide information, tools and benefits to its channel partner community.

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