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.


A tablespace is a storage structure (containing tables, indexes, large objects, and long data) that allows you to assign the location of database and table data directly onto containers. Tablespaces reside in database partition groups.

In an Oracle database, an allocation of space used to hold schema objects (triggers, stored procedures, tables, etc.). A tablespace is associated with one or more datafiles.