The Symantec Endpoint Protection engine is a good example of a host-based intrusion detection/prevention software package. The software program scans material stored on a computer system for any potential malware threats. In addition, it can be used to check for viruses on incoming content such as that coming in from downloads or USB pen drives. It differs from a network-based security program, which aims to keep the network secure rather than individual computer systems. A number of versions of the Symantec Endpoint Protection engine are available to be downloaded onto a computer system; the latest is always the best choice as new developments in viruses have been taken into account.
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