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FILE TRANFER PROTOCOL - FTP
the standard Internet protocol for transferring files from one computer to another.

FIREWALL

computer gateway (including hardware, software and procedures) that protects a company's computer network by filtering connections and transmissions between the local system and the Internet.

 

FREEWARE
shareware that is openly available to the public without the requirement of user registration fee.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQ

a set of answers to frequently asked questions.

 

FRONT OFFICE SYSTEM (or FRONT-END)

computer infrastructure in an organisation designed specifically as an interface for communicating with external costumers, such as Web sites or portals.

FUNCTIONALITY
the functional behaviour of a system. Functionality requirements include, for example, confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication and safety.