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Informal for a debt security issued by the United States government, as opposed to one of its agencies. Perhaps the most prominent example of a direct security is a U.S. Treasury security. Direct securities are considered risk-free because they are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

direct (federal) government obligation

A debt that is backed by the full taxing power of the U.S. government. Direct obligations include Treasury bills, Treasury bonds, and U.S. savings bonds. These investments are generally considered to be of the very highest quality. See also federal agency security.
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We should also distinguish between directory services and directory management because, often, the two concepts appear to overlap.
In addition to new customers, Radiant Logic's growth came from existing customers who expanded their use of the RadiantOne virtual directory to tackle new data integration problems.
Active Directory is a distributed, peer-to-peer system with a great deal of redundancy and represents, among other things, Microsoft's response to the threat of the Novell Directory Service (NDS), which has a considerable lead in development time and installed base over Active Directory.
Organized alphabetically by major industry groups, this completely updated directory provides information on each industry's associations, newsletters, magazines, trade shows, directories, databases and industry web sites.
With its powerful CMDB and custom reporting, ECM for Active Directory allows users to monitor change over time on the Active Directory like no other product," said Andrew Bird, vice president, Configuresoft.
5 acting as a authentication proxy server and a kerberized service for Windows Active Directory, they were able to create a seamless, global directory and common authentication service between their non-Windows applications and their internal system in a matter of weeks.
In addition to the new management console, Quest has enhanced several of its Active Directory products.
Clarke Directory Publications has boasted for decades that they have the highest ad renewal rate in the yellow pages industry.
Although Active Directory Group Policy is a powerful security management infrastructure, it lacks the ability to monitor, enforce, and audit policies on machines when they leave or are permanently deployed outside the directory.
Also new in this version of Spotlight is a Web-based reporting facility that provides access to trending information about Active Directory performance over time, making it easier to anticipate and prevent problems with critical Active Directory processes and performance.
0 delivers this capability through Centrify's patent-pending Zone technology, giving IT managers the ability to group UNIX, Linux and Mac systems along business, geographic, or functional lines within Microsoft Active Directory and to delegate the administration of these separate Centrify Zones.

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