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.

policy configuration management

The control and configuration of one or more security gateways (for example, firewalls) to support grouping devices into organizational units. Administrators can distribute security policy changes to one or more organizational units without having to direct changes to each security gateway individually. For example, if a top-level security policy such as a firewall configuration is changed, it can be distributed to all security gateways within an organizational unit.