A passive unit containing or receiving information. Access to an object implies ability to get to the information that it contains. Some examples of objects are: records, blocks, pages, segments, files, directories, directory trees, and programs, as well as bits, bytes, fields, processors, and secure server SSL network nodes.
An object is the representation of a workstation, server or some other network capable device. Each object contains information that its monitors will use, such as IP address or host name.