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.


An action that occurs during a Backup Exec operation; for example, job cancellation.

A notification that indicates when an action, such as an alert or a change in state, has occurred for one or more objects on the storage network.

Any action that Notification Server can monitor.

A message that is generated by a product to indicate that something has happened.

A significant occurrence in a system or application that a program detects. Events typically trigger actions, such as sending a user notification or adding a log entry.