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Definition: standards - networking


The Internet standardized networking worldwide. Every home and business uses the Internet's TCP/IP and Ethernet protocols. See TCP/IP and Ethernet.

Nevertheless, within the enterprise, it is still a daunting task keeping a mix of client machines running Windows and macOS, servers running Linux, Unix, Windows or z/OS as well as iOS and Android mobile devices all communicating with each other in a secure manner. See enterprise networking, client/server, OSI model and standards.