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.

filter policy

In Symantec Brightmail Gateway, a set of actions that apply to a category of messages. The actions specified in a filter policy are only applied to users who are members of a policy group that includes the filter policy. There are three types of filter policies: spam, virus, and content filtering policies. Filter policies can also make use of policy resources. See also policy group, policy resources.

A set of actions that apply to a category of messages, Web content, and files.