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.

mutual authentication

A process where two parties, typically a client and a server, authenticate each other. This authentication lets both parties know of each other's identity. In mutual authentication, the server also requests a certificate from the client. Also called two-way authentication.