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.


A specification of a file system or proper subset of a file system, which supports shared access to a file system through an NFS or CIFS server. The specification defines the folder or directory that represents the file system along with access characteristics and limitations.

A folder on the server that is visible to the network users under access conditions.