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.

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

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