Glossary

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.

SSL certificate

An electronic, digital certificate that authenticates the identity of the server. SSL certificates are typically signed by an independent, trusted third party. The certificate lets the browser verify the authenticity of the server before it permits the SSL session to begin.