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host based

(1) A system controlled by a central or main computer. A host-based system may refer to a hierarchical communications system controlled by a central computer. See host.

(2) An operation that is performed by software in the computer rather than in a peripheral device. See host-based printing and host-based modem.
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Softek Transparent Data Migration Facility (TDMF) is non-disruptive, host based software for the enterprise, designed specifically for online, local and global data migrations in heterogeneous storage environments.
1) "Understanding the Nine Protection Styles of Host Based Intrusion Prevent," Gartner Group, May 27, 2005
PivX's flagship product, Qwik-Fix Pro(TM) provides enterprise level host based intrusion prevention against vulnerability pathways, exploits, attack vectors and threats before they are exploited maliciously.