EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol)
Framework for negotiating authentication methods, supporting a range of authentication devices. EAP-TLS uses PKI certificates, Protected EAP (PEAP) creates a TLS-protected tunnel between the supplicant and authenticator to secure the user authentication method, and Lightweight EAP (LEAP) is a password-based mechanism used by Cisco.
EAS (Exchange ActiveSync)
Microsoft's synchronization protocol that enables mobile devices to connect to an Exchange Server to access mail, calendar, and contacts.
ECC (Error Checking and Correcting [or Error Correcting Code])
System memory (RAM) with built-in error correction security. It is more expensive than normal memory and requires motherboard support. It is typically only used in servers.
EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
An option in the Bluetooth specification that allows faster data rates and potentially better battery life.
EIR database (Equipment Identity Register database)
A database where IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity number) numbers are stored.
EMF (Enhanced MetaFile)
When using EMF, the software application and GDI
(Graphics Device Interface) quickly produce a partial print job. Control is then released back to the user while spooling continues in the background (GDI and the print driver are called to complete the processing of the
Endpoint Management Server
Facilitates the defense in depth process by identifying computing devices running on the network and ensuring that they are securely configured. This can include applying OS and antivirus updates automatically, cataloging software applications installed on each device, applying security policies, retrieving and analyzing log files, and monitoring performance and other status alerts.
EPS (Entry-level Power Supply) specification
8-pin +12 V connectors developed initially for server-class hardware.
EPT (Extended Page Table)
The term used for SLAT (Second Level Address Translation) extensions by Intel.
eSATA (external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)
An external interface for SATA connections, enabling you to connect external SATA drives to PCs.
A non-standard powered port used by some vendors that is compatible with both USB and SATA (with an eSATAp cable).
Microsoft Exchange is a client-based email system that allows mobile devices to sync with the server.