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.

PAP Password Authentication Protocol

A procedure used to validate a connection request. After the link is established, the requester sends a password and an ID to the server. The server either validates the request and sends back an acknowledgement, terminates the connection, or offers the requester another chance.