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.

data source

(1) A set of configuration data that includes host connection parameters and the set of functions enabled for that source.

(2) A file that your database administrator provides, which consists of columns of company-specific, delimited data that you can use to create content filtering policies. The data source contains the customer, employee, patient, or other data that you want to protect but that cannot be identified through regular expressions or keywords. For example, you can use a data source file to create a content filtering policy to filter outbound email for sensitive, proprietary customer or employee data.