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authenticate

(1) To verify (guarantee) the identity of a person or company. To ensure that the individual or organization is really who it says it is. See authentication, digital certificate and CAPTCHA.

(2) To verify (guarantee) that data has not been altered. See message integrity and data integrity.
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By authenticating users at the IP infrastructure level, Meta IP helps enterprises protect access to the network itself, rather than just access to network resources, as is the case with other IP management tools.
The appliance should protect all keys by digitally encrypting the rule keys, encrypting and authenticating the system policy, and authenticating administrative access.
Currently there are many technological options but no standard method of authenticating the participants in an electronic transaction.
The first phase he calls the "eclectic phase," in which the evidence for authenticating the narrative is appended to the tale, and comes from outside the tale itself.
The only bank-developed identity authentication system, IdenTrust provides a unique legally and technologically interoperable environment for authenticating and using identities worldwide.
We also launched programs in fiscal 2005 that are in the early stages of development such as grading and authenticating paper currency, a Set Registry Kiosk(SM) program and expanded advertising on our websites (the revenues from which are included in our authentication and grading revenues).
In keeping with the UDA's tradition of authenticating unique sports memorabilia, we are definitely honored to have `The Great One' sign his name to one of our largest sports pieces ever," said Stuart Ellis, president of UDA.
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