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.

Conduit

A component of a Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series appliance that retrieves new and updated filters from Symantec Security Response through secure HTTPS file transfer. Once retrieved, the Conduit authenticates filters, and then alerts the filter hub that new filters are to be received and implemented. Finally, the Conduit manages statistics for use by Symantec Security Response and for generating reports. The Conduit resides on each Scanner appliance.

Retrieves new and updated filters from the BLOC through secure HTTPS file transfer. Once retrieved, the Conduit authenticates filters, and then alerts the Brightmail Server that new filters are to be received and implemented. Finally, the Conduit manages statistics for use by the BLOC and for generating local spam reports. The Conduit resides on each Brightmail Scanner that includes a Brightmail Server.

A component that retrieves new and updated filters from Symantec Security Response through secure HTTPS file transfer. Once retrieved, the Conduit authenticates filters, and then alerts the Brightmail Engine that new filters are to be received and implemented. Finally, the Conduit manages statistics for use by Symantec Security Response and for generating reports.