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.

IP

The Internet Protocol (IP) is a data-oriented protocol used for communicating data across a packet-switched internetwork. It is a network layer protocol and is encapsulated in a data link layer protocol. As a lower layer protocol, IP provides a unique global address scheme amongst computers.

The Internet Protocol (IP) is a data-oriented protocol used for communicating data across a packet-switched internetwork. It is a network layer protocol and is encapsulated in a data link layer protocol. As a lower-layer protocol, IP provides a unique global addressing amongst computers.