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.


Symantec Sygate Enterprise Protection only. An event that causes a firewall rule to take effect. When creating rules, you can assign specific triggers, which cause Protection Agents to react in a specific way, and actions, which specify what to do when the trigger takes place. For example, you can block all traffic originating from a certain IP address or block traffic during certain hours of the day. Triggers can be linked to specific applications, hosts, schedules, and services.