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.

virtual fabric

A storage area network (SAN) technology in which a group of switches and other objects constitute a hardware-based, isolated environment within a physical fabric. Virtual fabrics create multiple, isolated SAN environments within a physical SAN fabric in order to enable more efficient use of the SAN, especially in terms of availability and scalability. Also called virtual SAN or VSAN.

A storage area network (SAN) technology in which a group of switches and other objects constitute a hardware-based, isolated environment within a physical fabric. Virtual fabrics create multiple, isolated SAN environments within a physical SAN fabric in order to enable more efficient use of the SAN, especially in terms of availability and scalability.