Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

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Email
A form of communication
FileCenter
QuikBox FileCenter is the simple yet powerful business application to scan, organize, edit, convert, OCR, and find files easily. QuikBox FileCenter was formerly known as Enterprise Organizer Pro.
HTTPS
HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. Appears in the URL when a website is secured by an SSL certificate. The details of the certificate, including the issuing authority and the corporate name of the website owner, can be viewed by clicking on the lock symbol on the browser bar.
Image PDF
Typically means a scanned PDF document that is non-searchable or has not been OCR’d. It is the most common scanning format, however it is the least preferred PDF file type for documents that have to be recalled or search for. See also Text Searchable PDF.
Link
A link is a reference to another document. Such links are sometimes called hot links because they take you to other documents when you click on them.
PDF
PDF (Portable Document Format) The .pdf file format is an open file format created by Adobe in 1993 and has become a world-wide standard for sharing digital files on the internet. Most forms and publications that are downloadable online are in the .pdf file format. PDF was a proprietary format controlled by Adobe until it was released as an open standard on July 1, 2008, and published by the International Organization for Standardization.
Separator Page
Separator pages allow you to create multiple PDFs of varying page length from a batch of documents. They are easy to use, simply insert a separator page between each document. Every time the scanning software recognizes a new separator page it will then create a new PDF file. Separator pages will either have some type of text or barcode image on them. This tells the scanning software where one document ends and another begins. These are called generic separator pages. You can add naming options on a separator page, so that each PDF is named using a rule or document title. Separator Pages can also have routing options so that the documents are stored in a particular location.
Social Media
A term used to describe a variety of Web-based platforms, applications and technologies that enable people to socially interact with one another online. Some examples of social media sites and applications include Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter, Digg, blogs and other sites that have content based on user participation and user-generated content (UGC) such as text posts and comments, digital photos and videos,.
Spyware
1. software program that is intentionally installed on the computer by a user to monitor or spy on what other users of the same computer are doing 2. malicious or unwanted software that can track your activities or simply slow your computer
SSL
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it’s the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details. The two systems can be a server and a client (for example, a shopping website and browser) or server to server (for example, an application with personal identifiable information or with payroll information). It does this by making sure that any data transferred between users and sites, or between two systems remain impossible to read. It uses encryption algorithms to scramble data in transit, preventing hackers from reading it as it is sent over the connection. This information could be anything sensitive or personal which can include credit card numbers and other financial information, names and addresses.
SSL Certificate
An SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer), also called a Digital Certificate, creates a secure link between a website and a visitor’s browser. By ensuring that all data passed between the two remains private and secure, SSL encryption prevents hackers from stealing private information such as credit card numbers, names and addresses. If you sell products or services on your website and accept credit cards online, you need an SSL Certificate for website security. If you don’t sell online but want to add credibility to your website, a Site Confirm Seal may be sufficient.
Streaming
Media streaming is a technique for transferring data so that it can be processed as a steady and continuous stream. Many users do not have a fast enough internet connection to download large multimedia files quickly. With streaming, the client browser or plug-in can start displaying the data or playing the media file before the entire file has been transmitted.
Text Searchable PDF
This file format is an image of the original document with a hidden, searchable text layer. Unlike a normal PDF file where the file can be edited in Acrobat, a searchable PDF file can only have the text searched from within Acrobat or other searching software. See OCR.
TLS
TLS stands for Transport Layer Security. An updated, more secure, version of SSL. We still refer to our security certificates as SSL because it is a more commonly used term, but when you are buying SSL from Symantec you are actually buying the most up to date TLS certificates with the option of ECC, RSA or DSA encryption.
Trojan Horse
1. program or utility that appears to be something useful or safe, but in reality is performing background tasks such as giving access to your computer or sending personal information to other computers 2. one of the most common methods a criminal uses to infect your computer and collect personal information from your computer
URL
Abbreviation for Uniform Resource Locator (URL) it is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web.
VPN
A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network such as the internet, and enables users to securely send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.
WIA
Windows Image Acquisition - first introduced by Microsoft in Windows Me and continues to be the standard available in later versions of Windows. This provides a scanning interface to the user without using the scanner, or camera, software and driver bundled with the scanner. The scanner driver must be installed before WIA can be used for scanning.
WYSIWYG
An acronym for “What You See Is What You Get”
XLS and XLSX
.xls & .xlsx is the file format used by the MS-Excel application.