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  • See more Essential Knowledge on Monitoring Network Traffic and Network Forensics
  • computer forensics (cyber forensics)

    Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law. 

  • network behavior analysis (NBA)

    Network behavior analysis (NBA) is a method of enhancing the security of a proprietary network by monitoring traffic and noting unusual actions or departures from normal operation... (Continued) 

  • snoop server

    A snoop server is a server that uses a packet sniffer program to capture network traffic for analysis. 

  • promiscuous mode

    In a network, promiscuous mode allows a network device to intercept and read each network packet that arrives in its entirety. This mode of operation is sometimes given to a network snoop server that captures and saves all packets for analysis (for ... 

  • footprinting

    In the study of DNA, footprinting is the method used to identify the nucleic acid sequence that binds with proteins. 

  • network forensics

    Network forensics is the capture, recording, and analysis of network events in order to discover the source of security attacks or other problem incidents. 

  • information signature

    To fight terrorism, the Information Awareness Office (IAO) of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to develop a system that uses a super database of recorded online transactions and analytical programming that will i... 

  • inverse mapping

    Inverse mapping is a procedure used to create associations between real or virtual objects that involves some type of reversal of another process or concept. 

  • bridge

    In telecommunication networks, a bridge is a product that connects a local area network (LAN) to another local area network that uses the same protocol (for example, Ethernet or token ring). 

  • probe

    In telecommunications generally, a probe is an action taken or an object used for the purpose of learning something about the state of the network. 

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