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.


The process of converting a file or raw device (in the file system or Volume Manager) to absolute physical disk addresses or extents for use by backup agents on the network. NetBackup ServerFree Agent uses the VxMS library to perform file mapping.

In CommandCentral Service, the process of assigning a value to an Active Practice parameter for use when the Active Practice is run. See also Active Practice.