Endpoint protection refers to a system for network security management that focuses on network endpoints, or individual devices such as workstations and mobile devices from which a network is accessed. The term also describes specific software packages that address endpoint security.
One big part of endpoint protection or security is related to handling malware. Endpoint protection systems may help to identify malware and to minimize its negative effects on a network or on individual devices.
Endpoint protection services may also look for the weak points in a network and try to remedy problems in order to provide better overall security. Certain kinds of custom endpoint security systems can help with virtual network environments or other complex IT infrastructures that require different kinds of monitoring and system protection.« Back to Glossary Index