We’re dedicated to simplifying the terminology we use when it comes to the network. Dig into these pages to understand the terms we use across the Nile service. Do not read while operating heavy machinery.


What is DHCP?

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standard network protocol that simplifies network connectivity at home and at work.


What Are WIDS and WIPS?

Wireless intrusion detection systems (WIDS) and wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) use a combination of techniques to detect and prevent unauthorized access to the wireless network.


What Is Network TCO?

Network Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) measures the overall cost of building, owning, operating, and managing a network.


What Is Network as a Service (NaaS)?

NaaS focuses on network performance delivery and offloads the network hardware, software and lifecycle operations – delivered in a flexible OpEx model.


What Is MACsec?

MACsec is an encryption standard operating at Layer 2 within the OSI model that provides a secure bi-directional communication link.


What Is Zero Trust Isolation and Why It's Needed?

Zero Trust Isolation stops the lateral movement of malware or ransomware in an organization.


What Is IEEE 802.1X for Zero Trust Access?

IEEE 802.1X provides the authentication framework for user devices before granting access to the Local Area Network (LAN).

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