Glossary

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.

Quarantine

See Brightmail Quarantine.

The location where files that are suspected of containing viruses can be isolated. Quarantined files can be forwarded to Symantec Security Response for analysis. If a new threat is discovered, updated definitions are returned automatically.