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 the context of the NetBackup Vault, a vault is logical entity associated with a particular robot that acts as a designated holding place for backups that eventually are sent to a physical offsite vault. The term "vault" is used to refer both to the process and to the physical storage location of a set of tapes offsite.

Vault is a separately-priced NetBackup option that provides off-site backup management. Vault automates the process of off-site media rotation (a critical component of any backup or disaster recovery strategy). Vault manages off-site storage and retrieval of media for original backups, duplicate backups, and catalog backups. Additionally, NetBackup Vault generates reports to track the location and content of each piece of media.