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.


A computer that runs application programs.

1. In a network environment, a computer that provides data and services to other computers. Services might include peripheral devices, such as printers, data storage, email, or World Wide Web access. 2. In a remote control environment, a computer to which remote users connect to access or exchange data.

A computer system to which storage devices and file servers are attached. Synonymous with system in VERITAS Cluster Server.