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endpoint device

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

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Does the end point term refers to devices only? Can we call any cloud service or API also an end point?
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