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.


The Harvester collects mail sidelined by the Brightmail server and transfers it to an SMTP server, which can then take a variety of actions, based on configuration choices. The Harvester resides on each Brightmail Scanner that includes a Brightmail server.