|Endpoint and Content Security|
Security of the device
Endpoint and content security covers solutions at user level which detect and prevent virus and other attacks on devices. These attacks can damage the device and device data but can also lead to data theft and manipulating. This can cause damage to brand and reputation.
Traditional endpoint security includes personal firewalls or anti-virus software that is distributed and then monitored and updated from the server, but endpoint security is now evolving to include intrusion detection. Content security is the detection and mitigation of attacks via web, email, instant messenger and other forms of peer to peer communication. Content security platforms and suites are now emerging which consolidate endpoint and content security solutions.
The term endpoint security is also being used in association with anti-virus in the cloud for SaaS products where the host server and its security programs are maintained remotely by the vendor.
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