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.

fibre channel

A high speed storage network that can operate over copper wire or optical fiber and may support simultaneous transfer of many different data protocols, including SCSI, IPI, HiPPI, IP, and ATM.

A type of high-speed network composed of either optical or copper cable and employing the Fibre Channel protocol. NetBackup supports both arbitrated loop and switched fabric (switched fibre channel) environments.

A collective name for the fibre optic technology that is commonly used to set up a storage area network (SAN) or virtual fabric (VSAN). A set of standards capable of transferring data between ports and through network devices at higher speeds and over significantly greater distances than SCSI technology, Fibre Channel supports point-to-point, loop, and fabric topologies.

A collective name for the fiber optic technology that is commonly used to set up a Storage Area Network (SAN).