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.

Alarm Service

See CommandCentral Storage Alarm Service.

A component (Windows service/UNIX daemon), residing on the Management Server, that retrieves and correlates SNMP and other data and sends alerts to the Action Agent for further processing using defined policies. The Alarm Service has a command-line interface—<code>vxascmd</code>—with which you can connect to the Alarm Service to obtain server and object information and perform various Alarm Service commands and queries.