Endpoint protection (endpoint security) is a method for protecting computer networks that connect to client devices (e.g. laptop computers, tablets, and phones), either remotely or through the use of wireless devices. The intent of endpoint protection is to ensure that all devices being utilized with a computer network are in compliance with an organization’s security standards.
Security management software is installed on all devices that would access the computer network. Types of software that is installed on devices include antivirus, antispyware, firewalls, and a host intrusion prevention system (HIPS).