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.

Recovery Time Objective RTO

Defines the maximum tolerable time limit within which the data must recovered. In the case of a disaster if you must have the systems available immediately, but can allow for some data loss then your RTO is zero. However, if you can allow for one hour of data recovery, then the RTO is one hour.