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.


The person who operates the desktop or laptop computer on which the Desktop Agent is run.

A person or application (for example, NetBackup) that initiates requests.

A person who is configured to perform any of the Information Manager administrative tasks, such as view reports, receive alerts, and add or delete objects.