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.


Files where a computer or application records information about its activities.

Files that store information about activities that occurred on the system. The Policy Manager provides extensive logging capabilities for tracking events such as security violations, changes to security policies, network traffic, client connections, and administrative activities. Logs can be viewed in the Log Viewer on the Monitoring tab of the Policy Manager.