Offloading cryptographic services from the mainframe to the attached processor has two benefits: it does encryption tasks faster than the mainframe can, and it provides a higher level of security than the mainframe alone can by limiting access to both the cryptographic processor and the keys.
What does AP stand for?
AP stands for Attached Processor
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- Military and Government
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We have 193 other meanings of AP in our Acronym Attic
- Associazione Polisportiva (Italian: Sports Association)
- Assoprovider (Italian ISP association)
- Assumed Position
- Astral Projection
- Astropulse (computing)
- Atelier Protégé (French: Sheltered Workshop)
- Athens Process (former SEEERF)
- Athletes' Performance (est. 1999)
- Atmospheric Pressure
- Attached Payload
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All processing for each network interface is done by a directly attached processor module which has its own copy of all NML code, security tables, and network management code.
Sales to the sonar/radar defense markets represented most of the growth in attached processor products.