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.

LAN local area network

A group of computers and other devices in a relatively limited area (such as a single building) that are connected by a communications link that enables any device to interact with any other device on the network.

A network of computers exchanging information with each other.