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.

hard zoning

A fabric zoning method in which a Fibre Channel switch actively blocks access to zone members from any objects outside the zone. Because the active blocking takes place at the level of ports on the switch, hard zoning is also referred to as switch port zoning. In hard zoning, each switch uses a routing table to determine whether data is allowed to flow across a connection. See also soft zoning