Endpoint Security Home Cybersecurity Dictionary Endpoint Security Endpoint security applies threat prevention, detection and response capabilities to the multitude of devices that interact with corporate networks. Endpoints can include computers, tablets, mobile devices, point-of-sale (POS) systems, and IoT devices. Endpoint security complements network security which focuses on securing the networking infrastructure that the endpoints connect to with technology like firewalls. Antivirus (AV) falls under the umbrella of endpoint security and is generally regarded as one of the more basic capabilities as it protects only against known viruses and malware. As attackers have become more sophisticated, traditional AV has fallen short. As a result, endpoint security solutions have been fortified with AI/ML in order to detect malicious behavior rather than relying only on existing signatures for known bad. In addition, endpoint security has been extended to include endpoint detection and response (EDR) functionality, which essentially “records” endpoint activity to give incident responders a way to understand exactly how a threat made its way onto an endpoint and how the threat behaved once it infected the endpoint. Related TermsEDR - Endpoint Detection and ResponseIoT - Internet Of ThingsFileless AttacksRansomwareAI - Artificial IntelligenceML - Machine LearningNetwork Security Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD October 22, 2018 PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security Learn how a risk-centric approach can be applied to each PCI requirement. See Details Read more about PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security BLOG October 29, 2018 Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance Merchants often put compliance spending at the top of their list for budgeting purposes because the consequences of non-compliance can be expensive. F... See Details Read more about Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance DOWNLOAD July 31, 2017 PCI Services Learn how Optiv can help you plan, build and run your PCI compliance program. See Details Read more about PCI Services How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.