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.

NDMP Network Data Management Protocol

An open standard protocol that is used to control the data backup and the recovery communications between primary and secondary storage in a heterogeneous network environment. NDMP specifies a common architecture for the backup of network file servers. It enables the creation of a common agent which a centralized program can use to back up the data on file servers that run on different platforms.