Log Damper

A log setting that causes the Symantec Protection Agent to record only one event if multiple similar events happen in a relatively short time frame. This protects the Agent from being inundated by hundreds or thousands of simultaneous events as might happen in a DoS attack. For example, if a thousand packets are received in one second, by dampening the log, the Agent logs one entry that shows that the event occurred a thousand times. See also logs.