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 Secure Sockets Layer

A protocol that allows mutual authentication between a client and server and the establishment of an authenticated and encrypted connection, thus ensuring the secure transmission of information over the Internet.

A protocol that allows mutual authentication between a client and server and the establishment of an authenticated and encrypted connection, thus ensuring the secure transmission of information over the Internet. See also TLS.