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An endpoint protection platform (EPP) is a set of software tools and technologies that enable the securing of endpoint devices. It is a unified security solution that combines antivirus, antispyware, intrusion detection/prevention, a personal firewall and other endpoint protection solutions.
An endpoint protection platform is primarily designed for protecting endpoint devices in an enterprise IT environment. These endpoint devices mainly include standard workstations (PCs and laptops) but now encompass handled and mobile devices (smartphones and tablet PCs) as well. EPP core functionality includes protecting the endpoint device from viruses, spyware, phishing and unauthorized access. It also provides data loss prevention and data encryption services to secure data at rest on endpoint devices.