Short for Virtual Address eXtension, Digital Equipment Corporation’s successor to its PDP-11 line of minicomputers. As its name implies, VAX systems feature an operating system — VMS — that supports virtual memory.
The VAX was introduced in 1977 and reached its pinnacle of success in the mid-1980s. It has been eclipsed by RISC -based workstations, including DEC’s own line of Alpha stations.
Virus Application Programming Interface, or Virus API (VAPI) is also referred to as Antivirus API (AVAPI), or Virus Scanning API (VSAPI). Virus Scanning API 1.0 was introduced in Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and was standard until the release of Exchange 2000. Many improvements have been made to Virus Scanning API 1.0 […]
(pronounced as one word) Short for value-added reseller, VARs typically load applications or proprietary software onto computers and may also incorporate third-party options to design a complete solution for a client. This “value-added” system is often customized for a specific application, but is sold to the VAR’s customer base under the original design manufacturer brand; […]
- VAN access point
A VAN (Value Added Network) access point is the subscriber’s connection to the VAN and represents the networking endpoint of a VAN.
- VAN mailbox
Users of a VAN (Value Added Network) can send messages to and retrieve messages from a mailbox. This is a specialized subscriber service that will hold messages until the subscriber requests them.
Acronym for Value Added Network A VAN, or Value Added Network refers to a private network provider that leases communication lines to its subscribers. VANs provides specialized services such as assisting with EDI (electronic data interchange), extra security, message delivery, or access to a particular database.