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.

raw partition

A single section of a raw physical disk device occupying a range of disk sectors without a file system or other hierarchical organization scheme (thus, a "raw" stream of disk sectors). This is different from a block device, over which the file system is mounted.