Glossary

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.

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.