System Software

System Software definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): The special software within the cryptographic boundary (e.g., operating system, compilers or utility programs) designed for a specific computer system or family of computer systems to facilitate the operation and maintenance of the computer system, and associated programs, and data.
Source(s): FIPS 140-2

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary