Edge Device

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Edge deviceIn reference to a computer network, the term edge device refers to any apparatus that acts as an entry point into the core of the network. It can be a router, a routing switch, a network multiplexer, or any of a number of MAN and WAN access devices.

An edge device acts as a checkpoint at the border between two countries. When data attempts to enter the network, it is inspected according to certain security procedures, and either allowed or denied entry.

Network terms, Routing