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.

authentication broker

The process that communicates with a root broker to verify user identities.

The VERITAS Security Services component that serves, one level beneath the root broker, as an intermediate registration authority and a certification authority. The authentication broker can authenticate clients, such as users or services, and grant them a certificate that will become part of the VERITAS credential. An authentication broker cannot, however, authenticate other brokers. That task must be performed by the root broker.