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.

Storage entity

Refers to the physical entity that a mapping object refers to. For example, the storage entity that a file object refers to is a file of type regular, directory, special device, etc. The storage entity that a storage object refers to could be a file system, volume, or device.