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common platform enumeration (CPE)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

CPE

Definition(s):

  A nomenclature and dictionary of hardware, operating systems, and applications.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-126 Rev. 2)

  A SCAP specification that provides a standard naming convention for operating systems, hardware, and applications for the purpose of providing consistent, easily parsed names that can be shared by multiple parties and solutions to refer to the same specific platform type.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128 under Common Platform Enumeration (CPE)