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 ESM Agent

A software component that performs security assessment on a host system and returns the results to the ESM Manager. ESM Agents also store snapshot files of system-specific and user-account information, make user-requested corrections to files, and update snapshots to match corrected files.