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.

PKI public key infrastructure

An infrastructure that enables users of a basically nonsecure public network (such as the Internet) to exchange data and money securely and privately through the use of a public and a private cryptographic key pair that is obtained and shared through a trusted authority.