The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout our website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol

The set of rules for exchanging files (text, graphic images, sound, video, and other multimedia files) on the World Wide Web. Similar to the TCP/IP suite of protocols (the basis for information exchange on the Internet), HTTP is an application protocol.

The protocol that is used to transfer or convey information on the World Wide Web. It is a patented open internet protocol whose purpose is to provide a way to publish and receive HTML pages.