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.

encrypted attachment

A message attachment that has been converted into a form that is not easily understood by unauthorized persons. Symantec Brightmail Gateway does not scan encrypted attachments, but allows you to choose an action to take when an encrypted attachment is detected.

A message attachment that has been converted into a form that Symantec Scan Engine cannot scan. You to choose an action to take when an encrypted attachment is detected.