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.

false positive

A reported activity or state that does not require response because it was reported incorrectly or does not pose a threat.

A piece of legitimate email that is mistaken for spam and classified as spam by Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series.

A piece of legitimate email that is mistaken for spam and classified as spam by Symantec Brightmail Anti-Spam.

A piece of legitimate email that is mistaken for spam and classified as spam by Symantec Brightmail Gateway.