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Server

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A system entity that provides a service in response to requests from clients.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32

  A computer or device on a network that manages network resources. Examples include file servers (to store files), print servers (to manage one or more printers), network servers (to manage network traffic), and database servers (to process database queries).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-47