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.

DMI Desktop Management Interface

An API defined by the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF). DMTF is a consortium of the hardware manufacturers. DMI enables to collect information about a computer environment. Systems that comply with DMI 2.0 are sometimes referred to as managed computers.