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.


In Enterprise Vault, retention specifies the minimum amount of time after its last modification date that an item must be retained. This length of time is the retention period. For mail messages, the retention period is the time since the message was received. For documents, it is the time since the document was last modified.