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.

root broker

The authentication authority in the network. A root broker is local when it resides on the same physical computer as the PureDisk storage pool authority. A root broker is remote when it resides on a different PureDisk computer in the network. A root broker is external when it does not reside on any PureDisk computer within the storage pool.

The first authentication broker, which has a self-signed certificate. The root broker has a single private domain that holds only the names of brokers that shall be considered valid.