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.


A repository holds the name, type, range of values, source, and authorization for access for each data element in a database. The database maintains a repository for administrative and reporting use.

Pertinent information, needed to display configuration information and interact with the database, is stored in the repository.