Index for glossary F
An alert that incorrectly indicates that malicious activity is occurring.
Members of a federation system depend on each other to authenticate their respective users and vouch for their access to services offered by other members of the federation.
A firewall is a system or combination of systems that helps to prevent outsiders from obtaining unauthorised access to internal information resources. The firewall enforces the access control policy, i.e. permit or deny, between two networks. It provides a single point where access control and audit can be imposed.