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 Installation

To stream an application, a user accesses a web page called the Launch page. This page displays a list of links for each package or application that the administrator has provisioned to this user. When the user clicks a streamed application or a pre-populated icon, the A Streaming Agent performs a virtual installation on the user system. The virtual installation retrieves the application from the server, and includes all the information that the application needs to be streamed.

To stream an application, a user accesses a web page called the Launch page. This page displays a list of links for each package or application that the administrator has provisioned to this user. When the user clicks a streamed application or a pre-populated icon, the Altiris Agent performs a virtual installation on the user system. The virtual installation retrieves the application from the server, and includes all the information that the application needs to be streamed.