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peer-to-peer

adj
(Computer Science) (of a computer network) designed so that computers can send information directly to one another without passing through a centralized server. Abbreviation: P2P

peer-to-peer

A relationship between two computers on the same network such that they are able to share information without a third computer having to act as a server. Peer-to-peer networking is often used on the Internet to facilitate the sharing of music and video files (often illegally) between users.
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Seamless Peer 2 Peer develops Phenom(TM) Virtual Internet Extranet encryption software, which provides SOX- and HIPAA-compliant secure peer mail, chat, file transfer, remote PC access, secure VoIP, video conferencing and white boarding in a two Mb client download.
Seamless Internet offers high security hosting services for Seamless Peer 2 Peer and Skyy-Fi clients and is not available for general public hosting services.
This fall Andrew has a full speaking calendar and is delivering presentations at Peer 2 Peer World Europe 2001 and DistributedWorld 2001, to name a few.