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.

VxVSS Veritas Authentication Subsystem

The Authentication subsystem contains a number of Authentication Brokers. An Authentication Broker might cover UNIX password authentication mechanisms, such as NIS; while another Authentication Broker might cover the Windows authentication mechanism, such as NTLM.