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.

NetBIOS Network Basic Input/Output System

Allows the applications on separate computers to communicate over a local area network. NetBIOS provides the services that are related to the session layer. NetBIOS does not support a routing mechanism. Applications that communicate on a wide area network must use another transport mechanism (such as TCP/IP) rather than NetBIOS.