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ALSO CALLED: Graphical Browsers, Text-based Browsers, Internet Browsers, World-Wide Web Browsers, Pull Technology Software, WWW Browsers, Browsers
DEFINITION: A browser is an application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web. The word "browser" seems to have originated prior to the Web as a generic term for user interfaces that let you browse (navigate through and read) text files online. Technically, a Web browser is a client program that uses HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) to make requests  … 
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The Realities of Single Sign-On
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WHITE PAPER: Single Sign-On has emerged as a significant technology that resolves a major issue for organizations with multiple platforms, servers and applications requiring unique usernames and passwords for access.
Posted: 13 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

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How to Offer the Strongest SSL Encryption for your Company
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WHITE PAPER: Many IT professionals have little understanding of an extremely important protocol within SSL. This technical white paper provides a quick overview on how Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) affects the encryption levels of a Website to its visitors.
Posted: 01 Mar 2005 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

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WEB BROWSERS DEFINITION (continued): …  of Web servers throughout the Internet on behalf of the browser user. Most browsers support e-mail and the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) but a Web browser is not required for those Internet protocols and more specialized client programs are more popular.The first Web browser, called WorldWideWeb, was created in 1990. That browser's name was changed to Nexus to avoid confusion with the developing information space known as the World Wide Web. The first Web browser with a graphical user interface was Mosaic, which appeared in 1993. Many of the user interface features in Mosaic went into Netscape … 
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