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.


A method of representing one or more objects, services, or functions as a single abstract entity so that they can be managed or acted on collectively. An example of virtualization is the creation of a virtual fabric from a switch and associated storage resources as a means of controlling access and increasing scalability in the storage network.