Acronyms


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

AARP -
American Association of Retired Persons
ACL -
Access Control List
ADVPN -
Auto Discovery VPN
AFE -
Application front end / Approval for expenditure
AMI -
Amazon Machine Image
ANA -
Assigned Numbers Authority
ANI -
Automatic Number Identification (phone number)
APD -
AdAdvisor Peer Data
APIM -
API Management, [Product from Computer Associates also called API Gateway/API Management or Mobile API Gateway(MAG)]
AR -
Analytics Repository
ASIC -
Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ASM -
Automatic Storage Management
ASR -
Access Service Request
ASR (HOST TERMINOLOGY) -
Automatic Server Recovery
ATS -
Ad Targeting Service
AWR -
Automatic Workload Repository
AWS -
Amazon Web Services
BDNS -
Blocked Chain DNS
BGP -
Border Gateway Protocol
BHN -
Bright House Networks
BIND -
Berkeley Internet Name Domain
BPDU -
Bridge Protocol Data Unit
BPEL -
Business Process Execution Language
BWC -
Bandwidth Communication
CAB -
Change Advisory Board (Applies to ServiceNow System)
CARE -
Customer Account Records Exchange
CCB -
Change Control Board (Applies to ServiceNow System)
CCID -
Certified CallerID
CDI -
Common Data Ingress
OneID - a standard enterprise service used to bring data from external providers into Neustar and also provides an analogous Egress feature for export of data to external recipients
CDN -
Content Delivery Network
CDR -
Call Data Record
CIS -
Common Identity Service - OneID service
CLEC -
Competitive Local Exchange Carrier
CMDB -
Change Management DataBase
CMS -
Customer Management System
CNAM -
CallerID NAMe
CNAME -
Caller Name
COTS -
Commercial Off the Shelf
CPS -
Call Placement Service - CallerID project
CRL -
Certificate Revocation List
CRM -
Customer Relationship Management System
CSMA/CD -
Carrier Sense Multiple Access Collision Detection
DA -
Directory Assistance
DAG -
Database Availability Group
DAP -
Data Activation Platform
DCI -
Common Data Ingress - OneID, a standard enterprise service used to bring data from external providers into Neustar and also provides an analogous Egress feature for export of data to external recipients
DCIB -
Data Center in a Box
DDF -
Directory Data Finder
DDOS -
Distributed Denial of Service
DKIM -
DomainKeys Identified Mail
DL -
Directory Listing
DLP -
Directory Listing Platform
DMARC -
Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance
DMP -
Data Management Platform
DPV -
Delivery Point Validation
DSC -
Diameter Signaling Controller (Sonus specific product and an industry acronym)
DSDK -
Data Science Development Kit
DSN -
Delivery Status Notification [Exchange terminology]
E911 -
Enhanced 911
EDF -
Enterprise Data Fabric
OneID - The EDF is a platform that facilitate the end-to-end life cycle management and usage of data across the enterprise. EDF is based on a reliable, scalable, high performance big data infrastructure that powers a secure, compliant, high capability data platform.
EEP -
Event Enrichment Portal
EID -
Element ID
EIE -
External Interface Engine
ELB -
Elastic Load Balancer
ENUM -
E.164 Number to URI Mapping 
EPP -
Extensible Provisioning Protocol
ESR -
Enhanced Service Request
ESRS -
EMC Secure Remote Services
FIG -
Federated identity Graph
FLR -
First Level Resolution (resolving issue without escalation)
FNO -
Fixed Network Operators
FOC -
Full Operational Capability
FPC -
Flexible PIC Concentrator
GAC -
Geographical Area Code
GAE -
Google App Engine
GDPR -
General Data Protection Regulation
GNP -
Global Numbering Plan
GPOD -
GeoPoint On Demand
GRE -
Generic Routing Encapsulation
GSLB -
Global Server Load Balancing/Balancer
GSMA -
Groupe Speciale Mobile Association 
GTLD -
Generic Top Level Domains
GTT -
Global Telecom & Technology
HDD -
Hard Disk Drive
HDFS -
Hadoop Distributed File System
HLL -
High Level Languages
IAM -
Identity Access Management
IANA -
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICANN -
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICP -
Intercarrier Communication Process
ILEC -
Independent Local Exchange Carrier
ILO -
Integrated Lights-Out (Hewlett-Packard terminology)
IMM -
Intermodal Manager
IPI -
IP Intelligence
IPR -
IP Reputation
IRULE -
iRules provide you with unprecedented control to directly manipulate and manage any IP application traffic. An iRule is a powerful and flexible feature of BIG-IP devices based on F5's exclusive TMOS architecture
ISP -
Internet Service Provider
ITIL -
Information Technology Infrastructure Library
ITNM -
IBM Tivoli Networking Monitoring
IVR -
Interactive Voice Response
IXC -
Inter-Exchange Carrier (Long Distance Carrier)
JI -
Jurisdictional Indicator
JSON -
JavaScript Object Notation
KTLO -
Keep The Lights On (Incident Management Term)
LCS -
Legal Compliance Services
LDAP -
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LEAP -
Local Number Portability Enhanced Analytical Platform
LEC -
Local Exchange Carrier
LIDB -
Line Information DataBase
LLC -
Logical Link Control
LLNW -
Limelight Networks
LNPA -
Local Number Portability Administration
LPC -
LUG Protocol Converter
LRN -
Local Routing Number
LSIP -
Lightweight Server Identity patient
LSMS -
Local Service Management System
LSP -
Layered Service Provider
LSR -
Local Service Request
LUG -
LSSiDATA Universal Gateway
MAC -
Media Access Control
MAG -
Mobile API Gateway [Computer Associates Product, also called APIM or API Gateway]
MIF / MAF -
Master Identification File / Master Address File
MLAG -
Multi-chassis Link Aggregation
MNO -
Mobile Network Operator
MOM -
Mother of Merge
MPLS -
Multi-Protocol Lable Switching [Mainly used to route traffic within a telecommunication network]
MSAG -
Master Street Address Guide
MTTD -
Mean Time To Detect
MTTR -
Mean Time To Recovery/Repair
NANC -
North American Numbering Council
NANPA -
North American Numbering Plan Administration
NARC -
Networked Asset Reporting Console [Used by the Event Management team/NOC]
NDA -
National Directory Access
NDR -
Non Delivery Report [Exchange generates an NDR for prolonged email ]
NEUNAS-T -
Netcool Alert Suppression Tool [Used by Event Management team/NOC]
NFI -
Nightfire architecture
NIS -
Network Information system
NMOD -
New Mover on Demand
NOC -
Neustar Operation Center
NPA -
Numbering Plan Area
NPAC -
Number Portability Administration Center
NPD -
Number Portability Discovery
NPP -
Neustar Partner Portal
NRUF -
Numbering Resource Utilization Report
NSP -
Numbering Services Portal
NTP -
Network Time Protocol
NTT -
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone
O2O -
Online to Offline
OCN -
Operating Company Number
OCRM -
Omni-Channel Remarketing
OEM -
Oracle Enterprise Manager
OLA -
Operational Level Agreement - Agreement between shared services or internal capabilities and other Neustar consumers (e.g. Product Engineering)
OMS -
Order Management System
ONS -
Oracle Notification Service
OSB -
Oracle Service Bus
OSI -
Open Systems Interface
OSS -
Open Source Software
OTP -
One Time Password - in Mobile authentication flow
OVT -
Order Validation Tool
PAR -
Probe Assigner
PAS -
Pooling Administration System
PDNS -
Power DNS
PDP -
Product Delivery Platform
PEP DB -
Performance Enhancement Project Data Base
PFE -
Packet Forwarding Engine
PIC -
Physical Interface Card
PII -
Personally identifiable information
PI  -
Provisioning Inerface
PON -
Purchase Order Number
QFS -
Quantcast File System (High performance & cost-effective HDFS alternative)
QI  -
Query Interface
RAC -
Real Application Clusters
RADB -
Routing Assets or Routing Arbiter Database
RAID -
Redundant Array of Independent Disks
RBAC -
Rules Based Access Controls
RBOC -
Regional Bell Operating Company
RFP -
Request For Proposal
RIMS -
Resource Inventory Management System
RPM -
RPM Package Manager for .RPMs
RPO -
Recovery Point Objective
RTO -
Recovery Time Objective
SAML -
Security Assertion Markup Language
SCD -
Simple Computing Device
SCP -
Service Control Point (Telecom term)
SEU -
Session Initiation protocol
SFP -
small form-factor pluggable
SHED -
Solutions Helpers Enhancements Designs
SIP -
Session Initiated Protocol
SIP is used for signaling and controlling multimedia communication sessions in applications of Internet telephony for voice and video calls, in private IP telephone systems, in instant messaging over Internet Protocol (IP) networks as well as mobile phone calling over LTE (VoLTE).
SLA -
Service Level Agreement - Contractual terms of product performance, availability, or characteristics between external customers and Neustar.
SLC -
Service Level Commitment - A composite measure of all the things Product Management feels a customer expects to experience when using the service.
SOA -
Service Order Administration / Service Oriented Architecture
SOAP -
Simple Object Access Protocol
SOW -
Statement of Work
SPF -
Sender Policy Framework
SPID -
Service Provider ID
SPN -
Service Provider Network
SPOF -
Single Point of Failure
SR-IOV -
Single Root I/O Virutualization
SRM -
Site Recovery Manager
SRS -
Storage Request System
SS7 -
Signaling System No.7
SSD -
Solid State Drives
TACACS -
Terminal Access Control Access Control System
TCAP -
Transaction Capabilities Application Part
TCPA -
Telephone Consumer Protection Act
TEPS -
Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server
TLD -
Top Level Domain
TMOS -
Traffic Management Operating System
TN -
Telephone Number
TNI -
The Netcool Inquirer
TOS -
Terms of Service
TTL -
Time To Live
VDS -
VMware vSphere Distributed Switch
VM -
Virtual Machine
VPC -
Virtual Private Cloud
VPN -
Virtual Private Network
VXLAN -
Virtual Extensible LAN
WDNC -
Wireless Do Not Call
WPM -
Web Performance Monitoring
YAML -
Yet Another Markup Language
YUM -
Yellowdog Update Modifier
ZF2 -
Zend Framework 2 - A PHP Framework