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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.

Protocol

A formal set of rules governing the format, timing, sequencing and error control of data exchange across a network. Many protocols may be required and used on a single network. Protocol definitions range from how bits are placed on a wire to the format of an e-mail message. Standard protocols allow different manufacturers' computers to communicate.