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 credentials that enable a particular user to access a particular resource in a shared network environment. For example, users are granted permissions to access files, directories, and printers.

The rights that a user or group has to access different items within the Symantec Management Console. Permissions are granted to users through their security role.

A set of rights that is assigned to users that designates the level of access on an Information Manager appliance. Permissions are granted through the creation of roles and the assignment of those roles to users.