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application layer

(networking)
The top layer of the OSI seven layer model. This layer handles issues like network transparency, resource allocation and problem partitioning. The application layer is concerned with the user's view of the network (e.g. formatting electronic mail messages). The presentation layer provides the application layer with a familiar local representation of data independent of the format used on the network.

application layer

The software in the OSI protocol stack (layer 7 of 7) that provides the starting point of the communications session. See OSI and TCP/IP abc's.
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These include the signaling, byte, packet, command, transaction, and application layers.
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The IMS Plugfest represents a significant milestone in the Forum's mission to accelerate the deployment of IMS by resolving critical interoperability issues, developing best practices, and showcasing standards-based architectures in the application layer," said IMS Forum Chairman, Michael Khalilian.
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The security solutions protect Cedarcom's corporate network infrastructure against worms, trojans, spyware and other emerging threats, as well as application layer threats.
The mission of the IMS Forum will be to accelerate the adoption of IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) by providing an environment for discussion and resolution of real-world implementation issues, such as interoperability and standards-based architectures in the application layer.
In these deployments, the WCS acts as a mediating and orchestrating node between the switching layer and the application layer.
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