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.

Altiris Agent

The software that is installed on the computers that you want to manage. It facilitates interactions between Notification Server and a managed computer. The agent receives requests for information from Notification Server, sends data to Notification Server, and downloads files. The Altiris Agent also lets you install and manage solution plug-ins that add functionality to the agent.

The Altiris Agent allows users to automatically stream applications. The first time a user accesses a streaming application, the Altiris SVS server automatically installs the Altiris Agent. The Altiris Agent contains the Application Manager.