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.

offhost backup

A feature of the Backup Exec Advanced Disk-based Backup Option that enables the backup operation to be processed on a Backup Exec media server instead of on the remote computer, or host computer. Moving the backup from the remote computer to a media server enables better backup performance and frees the remote computer as well.

The off-loading of backup processing to a separate backup agent running on another host. NetBackup Advanced Client provides the following offhost backup options: alternate client backup, NetBackup Media Server, Third-Party Copy Device, and Network Attached Storage.