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.


Refers to the process of copying and saving files and directories to storage media. This term can also refer to the collection of data that NetBackup saves for a client during a backup or archive.

Backup is two words when used as a verb. For example, back up the file.