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.

stateful

Of, or pertaining to, a computer or computer program that is designed to note and remember one or more preceding events in a given sequence of interactions with a user, another computer or program, a device, or other outside element. Stateful means that the computer or program keeps track of the state of interaction, usually by setting values in a storage field designated for that purpose. Stateless does not.