Endpoint Antivirus is a type of software designed to help detect, prevent and eliminate malware on devices.
Endpoint antivirus solutions are installed on endpoint devices both inside and outside an organization’s firewall—these typically include desktop and laptop computers and network servers but can also include things like mobile phones.
Endpoint Antivirus software is available from a variety of vendors, with versions designed for personal use, small businesses, and large enterprises.
Endpoint antivirus solutions feature large databases of virus signatures and definitions. They find malware by scanning files and directories and looking for patterns that match the virus signatures and definitions on file.
Most endpoint antivirus solutions include the following capabilities:
1. The ability to run scans both at scheduled intervals and manually.
2. Internet safety features, including warning you when you’re about to visit a site that appears malicious and blocking automatic and malicious downloads.
3. Updates automatically to ensure that the endpoint is protected against the newest threats.
4. The ability to identify the type of malware attacking the endpoint.