Penetration (telecommunications)

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For other uses, see Penetration (disambiguation).

In telecommunication, the term penetration has the following meanings:

  1. The passage through a partition or wall of an equipment or enclosure by a wire, cable, or other electrically conductive object.
  2. The unauthorized act of bypassing the security mechanisms of a cryptographic system or AIS.
  3. The passage of a radio frequency through a physical barrier, such as a partition, a wall, a building, or earth.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the General Services Administration document "Federal Standard 1037C" (in support of MIL-STD-188).