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Packet Switched Networks
  • A network of devices that communicate between each other by transmitting packets addressed to particular destinations. (Source: Information Security: Dictionary of Concepts, Standards and Terms; Longley, Shain, Caelli; Macmillan, 1992)
  • A system that partitions a unit of information or messages into smaller standardized units and then sends these units into the network with routing information so that they can reach their final destination.