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.

OpenLDAP Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

A network protocol that is designed to work on TCP/IP stacks. It extracts information from a hierarchical directory such as X.500. This software gives users a single tool to find a particular piece of information. For example, a user can find a user name, an email address, security certificate, or other contact information.