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.

Storage management stack or Stack

The collection of software modules that lie in the access path between a logical item of data and the corresponding item of data on physical storage media. For example, the storage stack between a byte of file data and the corresponding byte of data on physical disk includes a file system, possibly a volume manager, and one or more device drivers.