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.

robotic library

A high-capacity data storage system for storing, retrieving, reading, and writing multiple magnetic tape cartridges. It contains storage racks for holding the cartridges and a robotic mechanism for moving the cartridge to the drive or drives.

A peripheral device that contains a mechanism for the automated mounting and dismounting of media in tape or optical disk drives. A robot may also be called a robotic library, media changer, automated library, jukebox, or tape stacker.

A collection of tapes controlled and managed through firmware.