The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

ASF Alert Standard Format

An industry standard-based technology that lets IT administrators manage computers regardless of the operating system state. ASF provides alerts and power management functionality as long as the computer is plugged in with an Ethernet connection. ASF functions through hardware on the network card or system board, a software agent on the client computer, and management software on the server.