link encryption(redirected from Bulk encryption)
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link encryption[′liŋk en′krip·shən]
The application of on-line crypto-operation to the individual links of relay systems so that all messages passing over the link are encrypted in their entirety.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
link encryptionThe decryption and re-encryption of confidential data at various router or switching junctions throughout the transmission path. For example, a transmission from Boston to Phoenix is encrypted in Boston, decrypted in Atlanta, re-encrypted (perhaps with a different algorithm) in Atlanta and decrypted in Phoenix. Link encryption creates a greater risk of a security breach. Contrast with end-to-end encryption.
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