Part of the Network administration glossary:

An endpoint device is an Internet-capable computer hardware device on a TCP/IP network. The term can refer to desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets, thin clients, printers or other specialized hardware such POS terminals and smart meters.

Most experts recommend a policy-based approach to network security that requires endpoint devices to comply with specific criteria before they are granted access to network resources.

See also: endpoint security, endpoint security management

 

This was last updated in July 2013
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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