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Definition Edit

Network access is

[a]ccess to an information system by a user (or a process acting on behalf of a user) communicating through a network (e.g., local area network, wide area network, Internet).[1]

Overview Edit

"Network access" can be provided through a combination of devices such as personal computers, telephones, interactive television equipment, and card devices with embedded computer chips. The connections are completed principally though telephone lines, cable systems, or wireless technology.

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-53, Rev. 3 (Aug. 2009); CNSSI 4009.

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