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.


To compel observance of security policies or obedience to Host Integrity rules at all enterprise network endpoints and access points. Symantec Sygate Enterprise Protection software and Symantec Network Access Control software automate the enforcement of corporate security policies by linking users, devices, and applications to trusted network communication. Symantec Agent software can be installed on every device to provide policy enforcement capabilities across the enterprise. If the Agent attempting access fails to meet the security requirements, an action occurs that blocks the Agent from accessing the network. See also VPN enforcement, Endpoint Enforcement, wireless enforcement.