Diagnosing the current status of a user's desktop computer, laptop or mobile device when it connects to the network. Also called, "network access protection" (NAP), endpoint security ensures that the user's machine is not a staging ground for viruses and Trojans.|
With endpoint security software required in both the client and server side, it determines if the operating system, Web browser and other applications are up-to-date before allowing access. It also checks the status of the antivirus signatures, client firewall and other security components. If a device is deemed non-compliant, it is either updated, or access is declined. See network access control and lock down.