Application Layer

Application Layer definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack that sends and receives data for particular applications such as DNS, HTTP, and SMTP.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-113

Represents deployed software applications that are targeted towards end-user software clients or other programs, and made available via the cloud.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-144

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary