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Application service provider (ASP)

Provides an outsourcing service for business software applications.


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An application that requires special attention to security due to the risk and magnitude of the harm resulting from the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of, the information in the application. A breach in a major application might comprise many individual application programs and hardware, software, and telecommunications components. Major applications can be either major software applications or a combination of hardware/software where the only purpose of the system is to support a specific missionrelated function.
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An organization that provides direct access to the Internet, such as the provider that links your college or university to the Net.
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