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.

virtual private network VPN

A secure network connection that connects different corporate network sites, allows remote users to connect to an enterprise network, and allows controlled access to different corporate networks. Although a VPN provides a secure tunnel for network traffic, it leaves connection points open to attack. Working with a corporate VPN server, Symantec Enforcer ensures that only computers running a valid security policy of the Symantec Protection Agent can gain access to an enterprise network through a VPN. See also VPN enforcement.