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.

preshared secret

An encryption key used to secure the communication channel between the Policy Manager, Agents, and Enforcers. Agents can communicate with Policy Managers having the same preshared secret. All Policy Managers at all sites should use the same preshared secret (in case users travel from site to site). The preshared secret is included in the Agent package, so that the Agent can connect to the Policy Manager.