Data in transit

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Data in transit is defined[according to whom?] into two categories, information that flows over the public or untrusted network such as the Internet and data that flows in the confines of a private network such as a corporate or enterprise Local Area Network (LAN).[1]

Data in transit is used as a complement to the terms data in use, and data at rest which together define the three states of digital data.

Alternative definitions[edit]

Data in transit is also referred to as data in motion,[2] and data in flight.[3]


  1. ^ SANS White Paper on Encryption
  2. ^ "Data in motion and data in transit both used on" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  3. ^