Endpoint security

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Endpoint security is a technology that takes an upper hand to protect organization networks that are bridged to the user's device remotely. The use of laptops, tablets, mobile devices and other wireless gadgets connected with corporate networks stands a medium to give way to security threats.[1] Endpoint Security therefore ensures such devices to follow a definite level of compliance and standards.[2]

Corporate Network Security[edit]

Endpoint security management systems is a software that helps to identify and manage the user's computers to gain access over the corporate network.[3] This involves the network administrator to restrict certain website access to the user to maintain and comply with the organization's policies and standards. The components involved in aligning the endpoint security management systems include a VPN client, an operating system and an updated anti-virus software.[4] Computer devices that are not in compliance with the organization's policy are provisioned with limited access on a virtual LAN.[5]

Client and Server Model[edit]

Endpoint Security systems operate on a client and 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.[6] There is yet another model called the software-as-a-service (SaaS), the security programs and the host server are maintained remotely by the merchant. The contribution from both the delivery model is that the server program verifies and authenticates the user login credentials and performs a device scan to check if it complies with a designated corporate security standards prior to permit network access.[7]

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