<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: List of Abbreviations

See below for a list of abbreviations used in this documentation.

ACL: access control list (ACL)

ADO: ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)

ADSL: asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL)

AES: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

AET: Application Entity Title (AET)

AIM: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

AJAX: Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)

API: application programming interface (API)

ARP: Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)

AWS: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

BA: Basic authentication (BA)

BMC: Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)

CA: certificate authority (CA)

CBQoS: Class Based Quality of Service (CBQoS)

CGI: Common Gateway Interface (CGI)

CIFS: Common Internet File System (CIFS)

CIM: Common Information Model (CIM)

CLI: command-line interface (CLI)

CLR: common language runtime (CLR)

CoS: Class of Service (CoS)

CRC: cyclic redundancy check (CRC)

CSS: cascading style sheets (CSS)

CSV: comma-separated values (CSV)

DAG: Database Availability Group (DAG)

DBMS: database management system (DBMS)

DC: domain controller (DC)

DCS: domain components (DCS)

DES: Data Encryption Standard (DES)

DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

DICOM: Digital Imaging and Communications (DICOM)

DN: distinguished name (DN)

DNS: Domain Name System (DNS)

DoS: denial of service (DoS)

DSCP: Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP)

EBS: Elastic Block Store (EBS)

EC2: Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

ECC: Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)

ELB: Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

EVA: Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA)

FAT: file allocation table (FAT)

FCP: Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP)

FCS: Frame Check Sequence (FCS)

FIPS: Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)

FQDN: fully qualified domain name (FQDN)

FTP: File Transfer Protocol (FTP)


GID: global ID (GID)

GSA: Google Search Appliance (GSA)

GUID: globally unique identifier (GUID)

HDD: hard disk drive (HDD)

HL7: Health Level 7 (HL7)

IAM: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

ICMP: Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)

ICPIF: Impairment Calculated Planning Impairment Factor (ICPIF)

IDE: integrated development environment (IDE)

iDRAC: Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)

IIS: Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)

iLO: HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO)

IMAP: Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)

IMM: Integrated Management Module (IMM)

I/O: input/output (I/O)

IOPS: input/output operations per second (IOPS)

IPFIX: Internet Protocol Flow Information Export (IPFIX)

IPMI: Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)

IPsec: Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)

IRC: Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

iRMC: integrated Remote Management Controller (iRMC)

iSCSI: Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)

JSON: JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)

L2L: LAN-to-LAN (L2L)

LDAP: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

LIF: logical interface (LIF)

LUN: logical unit number (LUN)

MAPI: Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI)

MD5: message-digest algorithm 5 (MD5)

MIB: Management Information Base (MIB)

MOS: mean opinion score (MOS)

MQTT: Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT)

MSH: message header (MSH)

MSMQ: Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)

MSP: managed service provider (MSP)

mutex: mutual exclusion (mutex)

MWL: Modality Worklist (MWL)

NAS: network-attached storage (NAS)

NAT: network address translation (NAT)

NFS: network file system (NFS)

NIC: network interface card (NIC)

NMAP: Network Mapper (Nmap)

NSA: Network Security Appliance (NSA)

NTFS: NTFS file system (NTFS)


OAuth2: Open Authorization 2 (OAuth2)

ODBC: Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)

OID: object identifier (OID)

OLEDB: Object Linking and Embedding, Database (OLE DB)

OMSA: OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA)


OSPF: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

OU: organizational unit (OU)

P2P: Peer-to-Peer (P2P)

PACS: picture archiving and communication system (PACS)

PAP: Password Authentication Protocol (PAP)

PCRE: Perl Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE)

PDV: packet delay variation (PDV)

PEM: Privacy-Enhanced Mail (PEM)

PMPP: PRTG Mini Probe Protocol (PMPP)

POP3: Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3)

QNAP: Quality Network Appliance Provider (QNAP)

QoS: Quality of Service (QoS)

RADIUS: Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)

RAID: redundant array of independent disks (RAID)

RDP: Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

RDS: Relational Database Service (RDS)

regex: regular expression (regex)

REST: Representational State Transfer (REST)

RMON: Remote Monitoring (RMON)

RPC: remote procedure call (RPC)

RPM: revolutions per minute (RPM)

RTT: round-trip time (RTT)

SaaS: software as a service (SaaS)

SAN: storage area network (SAN)

SASL: Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)

SCSI: Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)

SCVMM: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)

SHA: Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA)

SID: Oracle System ID (SID)

SIP: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

SLA: service level agreement (SLA)

S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)

SMB: server message block (SMB)

SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

SNI: Server Name Identification (SNI)

SNMP: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

SNR: signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

SNS: Simple Notification Service (SNS)

SNTP: Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)

SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

SPA: Single Page Application (SPA)

SPAN: Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)

SQL: Structured Query Language (SQL)

SQS: Simple Queue Service (SQS)

SRP: Secure Remote Password (SRP)

SSD: solid-state drive (SSD)

SSH: Secure Shell (SSH)

SSL: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

SSO: single sign on (SSO)

SVC: switched virtual circuit (SVC)

TCP: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

TFTP: Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)

TLS: Transport Layer Security (TLS)

ToS: Type of Service (ToS)

UAC: User Account Control (UAC)

UCS: Unified Computing System (UCS)

UDF: User-defined Function (UDF)

UDP: User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

UNC: Universal Naming Convention (UNC)

UPnP: Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

UPS: uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)

UTC: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

UUID: universally unique identifier (UUID)

VM: virtual machine (VM)

VNC: Virtual Network Computing (VNC)

VoIP: Voice over IP (VoIP)

WBEM: Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM)

WMI: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

WQL: Windows Management Instrumentation Query Language (WQL)

WSUS: Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

WWN: World Wide Name (WWN)

xFlow: xFlow (NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow, IPFIX)

XML: Extensible Markup Language (XML)

XSS: cross-site scripting (XSS)