Terminal emulation protocol that enables an internet user to log on to a remote computer or network and use it as if it were under his or her direct control. Telnet is a member of TCP/IP family of internet protocols and allows communications with any computer linked over the internet even if it does not support TCP/IP specifications.

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  • While recuperating at home from a stroke, the elderly CEO used a telnet connection set up by the company IT department in order to login and work on the office mainframe.

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  • Using a telnet will help to ensure internet security and keep hackers out of your important business information at your workplace.

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  • If you are concerned about a security breach with your internet installing a telnet can help keep your business a little more safe.

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