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ALSO CALLED: Address Resolution Protocol
DEFINITION: Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is a protocol for mapping an Internet Protocol address (IP address) to a physical machine address that is recognized in the local network. For example, in IP Version 4, the most common level of IP in use today, an address is 32 bits long. In an Ethernet local area network, however, addresses for attached devices are 48 bits long. (The physical machine address is  … 
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Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS)
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WHITE PAPER: This standard is aimed at enhancing the integrity of commercial off the shelf ICT products and helping customers to manage sourcing risk.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Security Report Card: Do You Meet NIST Standards?
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The collection, management, and analysis of log data is integral to meeting many NIST-CSF requirements, and precautions taken can be summarized in five words: identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. This white paper outlines the complete updated NIST-CSF guidelines, and highlights one comprehensive log management and analysis solution.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

The Packet Delivery Process: Locally Connected Hosts
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the packet delivery process when two devices are locally connected, containing definitions of key terms and a detailed look at the actual process of exchanging data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

The Packet Delivery Process: Remotely Connected Hosts
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the packet delivery process when two devices are remotely connected, including key definitions and a detailed look at the actual process of exchanging data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Top 10 Measurement and Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to review the 10 most common planning and measurement errors that businesses commit. In addition to examining these blunders, discover real-world examples of how an enterprise can avoid or correct them. Learn strategic solutions, such as setting sensible goals.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Information Builders

Industry Intelligence: International Financial Reporting Standards for Hedge Funds
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces hedge funds and hedge fund service providers to IFRS.
Posted: 04 Jan 2010 | Published: 04 Jan 2010

Advent Software, Inc

IPv6 Addressing Plan Basics
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Creating an IPv6 addressing plan is one of the most important pre-adoption tasks you have. This white paper details the technical and business requirements of deploying IPv6 and also provides a sample plan. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013


ITIL Version 3.0 -- What It Means to You
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: As the IT industry standardizes its operations to solve business problems in the most efficient, effective, economical, and equitable way, ITIL v3 becomes a critical tool.
Posted: 06 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Global Knowledge

Key Considerations for MPLS IP-VPN Success
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits of an MPLS-based private IP network and learn how it can not only help you simplify network management and reduce costs, but also prioritize application, create and improve disaster recovery, and much more!
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

One Click Away: Where Does the Data Come From?
sponsored by LANSA
WHITE PAPER: Thirty-five percent of consumers say they would never use a mobile app again if it contained incorrect product data. This brief resource explores how the global standards body GS1 established the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) as a means of combatting outdated, inconsistent product information.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014


PACs for Industrial Control, the Future of Control
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the origins of the Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC), how PACs differ from Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and PCs, and the future direction of industrial control with PACs.
Posted: 16 Sep 2008 | Published: 16 Sep 2008

National Instruments

RFID Basics for Retailers
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illuminates RFID by providing an overview of RFID technology; describing the current status of relevant RFID standards initiatives; illustrating how RFID can be integrated to enhance existing wireless LAN, bar code and mobile computing systems; and providing guidance for selecting and planning RFID pilots and implementations.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009


Router Essentials
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Build a basic foundation of knowledge about routers, the devices that allow you to move packets between networks, by reading this white paper.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Securing the Foundation of Information Technology (IT) Systems
sponsored by Trusted Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how there is no one process to make any organization 100% secure, but establishing a company-wide security policy based on industry-standard best practices is a good place to start. Many of these best practices can be implemented as part of the operating system assessment and lock down process.
Posted: 12 Jan 2010 | Published: 12 Jan 2010

Trusted Computer Solutions

Seven Steps to Achieving Better Requirements Engineering in Your Organization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Requirements engineering is about more than just analyzing documenting requirements. It is an important and multifaceted part of systems engineering that broadens the product development process. Companies that successfully introduce a new requirements engineering process don't just change their process and technology; they change their thinking.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 31 Mar 2009


SOA Best Practices: The BPEL Cookbook
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Cookbook highlights SOA best practices and challenges, detailing the importance of BPEL and other standards-based technologies in accelerating the adoption of an SOA.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Aug 2007

Oracle Corporation

SOA Platforms - Evolving to Meet Stringent Market Realities
sponsored by Fiorano Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the evolution of SOA platforms from point products to second-generation architectures such as the enterprise service grid.
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Fiorano Software, Inc.

TCP/IP Sleuthing--Troubleshooting TCP/IP Using Your Toolbox
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Troubleshooting is a necessary part of supporting any network installation. This paper will explain how to consider troubleshooting different problems that could exist in network.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Global Knowledge

Ten Top Problems Network Techs Encounter
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses ten common problems encountered by network technicians today and their symptoms, causes, and resolutions.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Fluke Networks

The Essentials Series: Solving Network Problems Before They Occur - How to Use SNMP in Network Problem Resolution
sponsored by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
WHITE PAPER: The Simple Network Management Protocol can help you get a clear view into your network. Network visibility is one of the most important ways you can quickly find and eliminate issues and ensure that your network is doing everything it’s supposed to.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

The OSI Model: Understanding the Seven Layers of Computer Networks
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains each of the seven layers of OSI model, including their functions and their relationships, also it provide with an overview of the network process, which can act as a framework for understanding the details of computer networking.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Global Knowledge

VOIP Infrastructure for the Evolving Enterprise: How to Control Costs, Mitigate Risk, and Ensure Service Levels in an Ever-Changing Network Environment
sponsored by NET Quintum
WHITE PAPER: There are significant differences in VoIP hardware functionality that affect the cost, risk and consumption of staff resources. This white paper outlines what to consider when selecting a VoIP gateway/switching solutio
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

NET Quintum

What Enterprises Should Do About IPv6 in 2011
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to provide enterprises with guidance, based on a three- to five-year outlook, on how IPv6 should be included in their network design, planning, and operations starting today. The intended audience is enterprise network administrators.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Wireless LANs Standards: Where Are We Now?
sponsored by Burton Group
WHITE PAPER: Not all standards are created equal. Some are technically elegant but achieve little market adoption. Others are broadly deployed.
Posted: 18 Jul 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2006

Burton Group
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ARP DEFINITION (continued): …  also known as a Media Access Control or MAC address.) A table, usually called the ARP cache, is used to maintain a correlation between each MAC address and its corresponding IP address. ARP provides the protocol rules for making this correlation and providing address conversion in both directions.How ARP WorksWhen an incoming packet destined for a host machine on a particular local area network arrives at a gateway, the gateway asks the ARP program to find a physical host or MAC address that matches the IP address. The ARP program looks in the ARP cache and, if it finds the address, provides … 
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