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.

Portscan checking

Symantec Sygate Enterprise Protection only. An Intrusion Prevention option on the Symantec Policy Manager that monitors all incoming packets that are blocked by any security rule. If several different packets were blocked on different ports in a short period of time, a security log entry is generated. Portscan Checking does not block any packets. A security policy needs to be created to block traffic in the event that a port scan occurs.