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.

PPP Point-to-Point Protocol

A protocol used for communication between two computers. This is most commonly seen with dial-up accounts to an ISP. However, Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) has now become more popular with many DSL providers.