Intercloud is a term used in IT to refer to a theoretical model for cloud computing services. The idea of the intercloud relies on models that have already been shown to be effective in cases like the global Internet and the 3G and 4G wireless networks of various national telecom providers. Experts sometimes refer to the intercloud as a cloud of...
Network identity (network ID) is a portion of the TCP/IP address that is used to identify individuals or devices on a network such as a local area network or the Internet. Network ID is designed to ensure the security of a network and related resources.
Network IDs are critical to the management and tracking of user resources, including data, applications, devices and equipment.
A network ID is also known as network identification or NetID.
A network ID authenticates access to IT network equipment, devices, servers, portals, content, applications and/or products, as well as user credentials, preferences and contact information.
Identity management (IdM) software automates network ID management and administration, such as username and password resets, which saves time and money.
Single sign-on (SSO) - a more sophisticated version - synchronizes all applications and systems with a universal username and password combination and is a critical authentication component that prevents malicious network usage. Conversely, SSO is required for network system and application access. The reverse of SSO is single sign-off, which terminates user access.
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