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.


The first backup job to run in a synthetic backup policy. The baseline backup runs one time only and backs up all of the files on the selected resources. A full backup is assembled, or synthesized, from a baseline backup and the subsequent incremental backups that are also contained in a policy.