Symantec Protection Engine can issue alerts when a specified number of the same type of threat or policy violation occurs in a given time interval. You can use outbreak alerts as an early warning for potential outbreaks. Alerts of outbreaks can help you take the necessary precautions to protect your network.
You can select the types of events for which you want to receive alerts. For each event type, you can configure the threshold number of occurrences and the time interval. If the number of occurrences meets or exceeds the configured threshold for the selected interval, Symantec Protection Engine generates an alert.