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.

latency

For file systems, this typically refers to the amount of time it takes a given file system operation to return to the user.

The amount of time it takes for a given piece of work to be completed. For file systems, this typically refers to the amount of time it takes a given file system operation to return to the user. Also commonly used to describe disk seek times.