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.

CIM Common Information Model

A language and methodology for describing management data. The CIM schema includes models for systems, applications, local area networks (LANs), and devices. The CIM schema lets applications from different developers on different platforms describe management data in a standard format so that it can be shared among a variety of management applications.