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 graphic representation of a container, document, network object, or other data that users can open or manipulate in an application.

A small visual image displayed on a computer screen to represent an application, a command, an object, or to indicate status. On the Symantec Policy Manager, icons show when Agents are online and represent groups, users, and computers. Icons shown on screens in Symantec software are also used to display status. For example, in the Agent interface, blinking blue lights indicate incoming and outgoing traffic.