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.

PET Platform Event Trap

An event that is originated directly from platform firmware (BIOS) or platform hardware (ASIC, chipset , or microcontroller) independently of the state of the operating system or system management hardware. PET events provide advance warning of possible system failures.