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 virtual host with a known state that is exposed for compromise within the DeepSight Honeynet.

When you start a database, a system global area (SGA) is allocated and the Oracle processes are started. The SGA is the area of memory used for database information shared by all database users. The Oracle processes and the SGA create what is called an Oracle instance.