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.

proxy

An application (or agent) that runs on the security gateway and acts as both a server and client, accepting connections from a client and making requests on behalf of the client to the destination server. There are many types of proxies, each used for specific purposes. See also gateway, proxy server.

An application (or agent) that runs on the security gateway and acts as both a server and client, accepting connections from a client and making requests on behalf of the client to the destination server. There are many types of proxies, each used for specific purposes. See also proxy server.