Definitions Edit

A commodity service is

an information system service (e.g., telecommunications service) provided by a commercial service provider typically to a large and diverse set of consumers. The organization acquiring and/or receiving the commodity service possesses limited visibility into the management structure and operations of the provider, and while the organization may be able to negotiate service-level agreements, the organization is typically not in a position to require that the provider implement specific security controls.[1]

Commodity services are

systems or services used to carry out routine tasks (e.g., e-mail, data centers, and web infrastructure).[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-53, Rev. 4, App. B, Glossary.
  2. Information Technology Reform: Progress Made; More Needs to Be Done to Complete Actions and Measure Results, at 5 n.e.

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