Endpoint Protection is an approach to the protection of computer networks that are remotely bridged to client devices. The connection of laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other wireless devices to corporate networks creates attack paths for security threats. Endpoint security attempts to ensure that such devices follow a definite level of compliance to standards.
The endpoint security space has evolved over the last several years away from limited antivirus software and into a more advanced, comprehensive defense. This includes next-generation antivirus, threat detection, investigation, and response, device management, data leak protection (DLP) and other considerations to face evolving threats.
Endpoint security systems operate on a client–server model, with the security program controlled by a centrally managed host server pinned with a client program which is installed on all the network drives.