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.

outbreak

When a certain number of the same type of threat or policy violation occurs in a given time interval. You can use outbreak alerts as an early warning for a potential outbreaks. This lets you can take the necessary precautions to protect your network.