EAD Technology White Paper
Source: H3C Technologies
EAD is a solution to network endpoint access control. By cooperation of the security clients, access devices, security policy server, and third-party server, it enhances the active defense ability of network endpoints, effectively controlling the spreading of viruses. This paper provides the mechanism, technical characteristics, and typical applications of the EAD solution. It also says that the current defense systems for viruses support mainly standalone defense, for example, installing anti-virus software and firewall software on personal computers. When a new virus or network attack is detected, network administrators usually need to issue virus alerts or patch upgrade, requesting that all computers on the network be installed with the relevant defense software.