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 qualifier used with drives and media to indicate that they are not associated with a robot. For example, a standalone tape drive is one in which you must manually find and insert tapes before you use them. A standalone volume is one that is located in a standalone drive or is stored outside of a drive and designated as standalone in the volume configuration.