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.

WMI Windows Management Instrumentation

WMI is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), which is an industry initiative to develop a standard technology for accessing management information in an enterprise environment. It lets you obtain management data from remote computers. In Symantec Ghost you can used this data to provide inventory details for the computers on your network.