Category Archives: Definitions

What’s Microsoft?

Microsoft is the world’s leading producer of computer software. Microsoft was incorporated in 1981, but the company’s roots go back at least as far as 1975, when the first commercially available personal computer appeared on the cover of Popular Electronics. The Altair 8800, as it was called, was a rudimentary system, but it found a… Read More »

What is an Account lockout Threshold

This is a policy setting determines the number of failed sign-in attempts that will cause a user account to be locked. A locked account cannot be used until it is reset by an administrator or until the number of minutes specified by the Account lockout duration policy setting expires. You can set a value from 1… Read More »

What is a vulnerability?

Dictonary.com has several meaning for the word vulnerable, but when it comes to the computer world a the meaning of a vulnerability is no different.  To define a vulnerability simply means a computer network or application is open to attack. There is an existing weakness whether it is in the computer its self of procedures… Read More »

What is a vulnerability assessment?

Vulnerability assessment  is a process that defines, identifies, and classifies the security gaps (vulnerabilities) in a computer software, network or infrastructure. An alternate term for vulnerability assessment is vulnerability analysis and this is an commonly used to determine counter measures for plugging these loopholes for product improvement or fight against external intrusion. Vulnerability assessments can be outlined using… Read More »

What is a dedicated hosting server?

A dedicated hosting service, dedicated server, or managed hosting service is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone else. This is more flexible than shared hosting, as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. There is also another… Read More »

What is a server?

A server is a computer designed to process requests and deliver data to other (client) computers over a local network or the internet. Although any computer running special software can function as a server, the most typical use of the word references the very large, high-powered machines that function as the pumps pushing and pulling data across… Read More »

What is an application software?

What is computer application software, and how does it differ from other categories of software? This lesson introduces you to some examples of application software and how they are used. Software Types The term ‘software‘ refers to the set of electronic program instructions or data a computer processor reads in order to perform a task… Read More »