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granularity

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granularity

An informatics term for the size of a data unit in relation to the pool of data. Structuring "privileges" in electronic systems are said to be highly granular when each of many roles can differ in their capacity to act on electronic records.
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including products) based on the XACML standard that provide centralized administration via a policy administration point, decision making via the policy decision point and enforcement via the policy enforcement point of fine-grained authorization .
With the release of Sun's fine-grained entitlement enforcement engine and next-generation directory proxy server, Sun has completed its 2009 portfolio update and has added a high-scaling, standards-based entitlement enforcement solution and a next generation proxy server to our arsenal of capabilities," said Daniel Raskin, chief identity strategist at Sun.
By enabling organizations to gain better understanding and control of their directories, and to track and control activity in real-time, by individual user, Applied Identity is paving the way for increased functionality across the extended enterprise -- secured by fine-grained, identity-driven solutions.
While the Colorado River has been consistently sweeping downstream the few fine-grained sediments that are brought in by its tributaries, researchers have discovered a different trend for large rocks and boulders.
Before the Mossbauer spectrometer took its first measurements, Squyres surmised that the fine-grained particles in the soil are bound only weakly by electrostatic forces.
The zeolite sales resulted in a loss of $20,142 due to the high cost of fuel for electric generators and the lack of a grinding circuit to make fine-grained products.
One phenomenon, called frost heave, is the expansion that occurs when wet, fine-grained soils freeze.
In addition to high-performance packet processing and fine-grained traffic management, the nP3705 includes specialized coprocessors that perform classification, policing, and coherent database management for unparalleled line-rate performance.
The footprints were made in the fine-grained silt of an evaporating pond, says Melchor.
The Tresys Brickwall software allows administrators to configure fine-grained network access control for individual applications without having special knowledge of SELinux.
The fine-grained sediments that entombed the fossils and recorded their rich detail were deposited in shallow, brackish waters about 110 million years ago, the scientists say.