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.

VSS Volume Shadow Copy Service

A set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that creates a framework. Within this framework, volume backups and application write can occur at the same time. PureDisk uses Microsoft’s VSS technology to back up open files on Windows 2003 and Windows XP clients.