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ALSO CALLED: Transmission Control Protocol, Transport Control Protocol
DEFINITION: TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is a set of rules (protocol) used along with the Internet Protocol (IP) to send data in the form of message units between computers over the Internet.While IP takes care of handling the actual delivery of the data, TCP takes care of keeping track of the individual units of data (called packets) that a message is divided into for efficient routing through the Internet.For  … 
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Protect Against Advanced Evasion Techniques
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a next generation firewall (NGFW) solution that takes on the challenges of network security.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

McAfee, Inc.

LAN Fundamentals: Logical Addresses vs. Physical Addresses
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: There are two basic types of addresses used in Local Area Networking (LAN): logical addresses and physical addresses. Ethernet is the most common LAN and is the example used in this document. Understanding the differences of how the two addresses are used is the focus of this discussion.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Global Knowledge

The Data Replication Bottleneck: Overcoming Out-of-Order and Lost Packets
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This analyst paper explores why packet loss and ordering has become such a bit problem in today's WANs and offers what can be done to overcome these packet delivery challenges.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2007

Silver Peak

Improving VDI with Scalable Infrastructure
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover ways to improve virtual desktop infrastructure with scalable solutions. Learn how to optimize traffic between virtual desktop servers and target machines, enhance security and more.
Posted: 09 May 2012 | Published: 09 May 2012

F5 Networks

Overcoming the Limits of TCP
sponsored by Infineta Systems
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper review the causes of poor TCP performance and data transport requirements of critical operations for today’s data protection strategies. Also learn about a new switch that is the only solution available to accelerate TCP-based connections at speeds of 10 Gbps, regardless of distance.
Posted: 30 Dec 2011 | Published: 29 Dec 2011

Infineta Systems

Driving Down the Total Cost of Protection
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This white paper touches on a new malware protection system that was designed for today and tomorrow. It provides the best overall protection for all businesses and does this with the best total cost of protection available today.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Kaspersky Lab

The ROI of Application Delivery Controllers in Traditional and Virtualized Environments
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: How modern offload technologies in Application Delivery Controllers can drastically reduce expenses in traditional and virtualized architectures, with a fast ROI.
Posted: 10 Dec 2009 | Published: 10 Dec 2009

F5 Networks

The F5 Acceleration Portfolio
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: F5 is the leader in Application Delivery Networking, ensuring applications are secure, fast, and available. This white paper provides an overview of specific F5 acceleration features across three F5 product lines.
Posted: 07 Oct 2008 | Published: 07 Oct 2008

F5 Networks

Next-gen Load Balancing: Delivering Advanced Web Apps
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: The increasing demands for high availability, reliability and security of application access are driving the need for load balancers to provide a comprehensive set of network level and application-level services. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

Citrix

Keys to Microsoft Application Acceleration: Advances in Delivery Systems
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WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how you can ensure significantly faster access to the Microsoft applications your users depend on. Download this complimentary guide to discover how an integrated advanced delivery solution can help you.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

Citrix

Keys to SAP Application Acceleration: Advances in Delivery Systems
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WHITE PAPER: It is essential that SAP applications and network infrastructures be considered together as a "application infrastructure" that supports strategic business objectives. This paper examines the challenges associated with SAP application delivery
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

Citrix

Comparing iSCSI Initiator Implementations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With the advent of iSCSI as the standard for networked storage, businesses can leverage existing skills and network infrastructure to create Ethernet-based SANs that deliver the performance of Fibre Channel-but at a fraction of the cost.
Posted: 09 May 2008 | Published: 09 May 2008

TOPICS:  iSCSI SAN | TCP
Dell, Inc.

TMOS - Secure Development and Implementation for Application Delivery Networks
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, read how TMOS--the foundation and architecture for F5's application delivery controllers running on the BIG-IP platform--brings a wealth of security to existing application delivery networks.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

F5 Networks

Cisco Systems Integrates WAN Optimization into Your Existing Network Infrastructure
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Cisco Systems' Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) technology is a Strong Performer and placed just outside the Leaders category.
Posted: 02 Apr 2008 | Published: 20 Jul 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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TCP DEFINITION (continued): …  example, when an HTML file is sent to you from a Web server, the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) program layer in that server divides the file into one or more packets, numbers the packets, and then forwards them individually to the IP program layer. Although each packet has the same destination IP address, it may get routed differently through the network. At the other end (the client program in your computer), TCP reassembles the individual packets and waits until they have arrived to forward them to you as a single file.TCP is known as a connection-oriented protocol, which means that … 
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