Glossary

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.

mode

A system state in which a single action or a series of actions are performed. A mode has an On condition and an Off condition. For example, an Outbreak mode under Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange might look like the following: Mode On condition: More than 30 email messages with the same subject line are detected in a period of 10 minutes. Action(s): Quarantine all emails with subject line , run LiveUpdate every 10 minutes. Mode Off condition: Less than 10 email messages with the same subject line are detected in a period of 10 minutes.