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.

Symantec Enforcer

A software component that enforces policy compliance in three ways: Gateway Enforcer, DHCP Enforcer, or LAN Enforcer. Enforcers authenticate clients to ensure they are running the Symantec Agent and comply with Host Integrity rules. A Gateway Enforcer is used for enforcement at access points for external computers connecting remotely through a VPN, Wireless LAN, or Remote Access Server (RAS). A LAN Enforcer is used for enforcement for internal clients that connect to the LAN through a switch that supports 802.1x authentication. A DHCP Enforcer is used for enforcement of internal clients that gain access to the LAN by receiving a dynamic IP address through a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server.