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ALSO CALLED: Disk Operating System
DEFINITION: DOS (Disk Operating System) was the first widely-installed operating system for personal computers. (Earlier, the same name had been used for an IBM operating system for a line of business computers.)The first personal computer version of DOS, called PC-DOS, was developed for IBM by Bill Gates and his new Microsoft Corporation. He retained the rights to market a Microsoft version, called MS-DOS.  … 
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Defending Against Application Denial of Service Attacks
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper will dig into application DoS attacks, offering both an overview of common attack tactics and possible mitigations for each. By the end of the paper you should have a guide and an understanding of how your application availability will be attacked, and what you can do about it.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Akamai Technologies

Evolving Security Tech Presents New Opportunities for Businesses
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines the technologies that are changing the enterprise and effects that they have on your security environment. Read on and also learn about emerging security trends and requirements that can help keep your organization safe as technologies evolve.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Distributed Object Store Principles of Operation: The Case for Intelligent Storage
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the growth of distributed object stores (DOS) and examines the underlying mechanisms that guide their use and development.
Posted: 16 Feb 2012 | Published: 16 Feb 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Threat Analysis: Understanding and Combating DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This analysis focuses on the types of attacks generally referred to as distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks. DDoS attacks are most often used to extort or damage businesses whose websites or online assets are a major source of revenue, are an indicator of brand value, or are critical to operations.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Dell SecureWorks
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DOS DEFINITION (continued): …  PC-DOS and MS-DOS are almost identical and most users have referred to either of them as just "DOS." DOS was (and still is) a non-graphical line-oriented command- or menu-driven operating system, with a relatively simple interface but not overly "friendly" user interface. Its prompt to enter a command looks like this:C:>The first Microsoft Windows operating system was really an application that ran on top of the MS-DOS operating system. Today, Windows operating systems continue to support DOS (or a DOS-like user interface) for special purposes by emulating the operating system. In the 1970s … 
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