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Glossary

Technology evolves at a rapid-fire pace. That’s why we’ve built an easy-to-use glossary to help you better understand the terms, technologies and trends that impact your business.

Packet Internet or Inter-Network Groper (PING)

A basic Internet program that verifies if a particular IP address exists and that it can accept requests. Using the word “ping” as a verb means the act of using the PING utility or command. As a diagnostic utility, PING is used to ensure that a host computer you are trying to reach is actually operating.