host posture check - Computer Definition
An analysis of a user's computer to determine if its software and settings are up-to-date. It checks the versions of virus signatures, service packs and other security programs. Depending on the results, network access can be restricted entirely or partially. The posture check software may be a utility that resides within the client or be an applet downloaded when the user logs on, which then deletes itself. See network access control and host.