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Barracuda NextGen Firewall X

Glossary

vertical cloud

A cloud computing environment optimized for use and built around the compliance needs of specialized industries such as healthcare, financial services, and government operations.

virtualization

Allows multiple guest virtual machines (VM) to run on a host operating system. Guest VMs can run on one or more levels above the host hardware, depending on the type of virtualization.

VoIP
  • Also known as: Voice over IP, Voice over Internet Protocol

A standard for voice communication over IP networks.

VPC
  • Also known as: virtual public cloud

An elastic network populated by infrastructure, platform, and application services that share common security and interconnection.

VPN Client
  • Also known as: virtual private network client

An end device, software, or user that is seeking connection, network or data services from a VPN.

Vx

Specifies virtual model of a Barracuda products. For example, Barracuda Web Application Firewall 460 Vx.

WAN
  • Also known as: Wide Area Network, WLAN

A network connecting devices separated by large geographical distances, often joining multiple local access networks (LANs). 

WAN IP address
  • Also known as: wide area network IP

IP address used to connect your WAN to the Internet. It is shared by all devices in the WAN. 

Web 2.0

Term for a second generation of the World Wide Web, focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information online. Web 2.0 describes World Wide Web sites that emphasize user-generated content, usability, and interoperability.

web interface
  • Also known as: Web UI

Web-based user interface.

web server

A computer system that processes requests via HTTP, the basic network protocol used to distribute information on the web.

WebDAV
  • Also known as: Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning

Extension of HTTP that enables clients to perform remote web content authoring operations. 

Wi-Fi

A technology for wireless local area networking with devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards. 

wireless access point
  • Also known as: wireless AP

A device that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired network using Wi-Fi or related standards. 

xDSL

An xDSL connection is a tunneled connection using Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) or Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), depending on your ISP.