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 hub

A set of switch ports on the same fabric that are placed into a logical grouping and use an address spoofing mechanism to emulate a Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) hub. A virtual hub can be comprised of all the ports on a single switch or several ports on one or more switches. It is used primarily to allow older loop-only devices to be attached to a switched fabric and be accessible as though they were fabric capable.