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.


In a SAN network, a bridge connects SCSI devices to Fibre Channel. A third-party copy device can be implemented as part of a bridge or as part of other devices. Note that not all bridges function as third-party copy devices.

A device that connects and passes packets between two segments of a storage network that use the same communications protocol. See also router.