Read this Quick Start Guide to get started with Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud. The Guide contains tips for managing the accounts of your users and installing security applications on their devices.
Quick start scenario
After you complete the scenario, the devices in your organization will be protected. The scenario proceeds in stages:
To start using Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud, you need an account on Kaspersky Business Hub.
To create an account:
After you create the account, you can create your first workspace. We recommend that you first create one test workspace, connect your own devices to it, and then test any modifications to the settings, noting the results.
We recommend that you create a separate workspace for each company that you manage, even if a company has only a few users. By doing this, you will be able to do the following:
To create a company workspace:
After you create a company workspace, you must perform initial setup of Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud. The initial setup begins automatically when you start Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console for the first time. The Welcome to Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud window is displayed. Follow the onscreen instructions.
When initial setup is complete, Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console is ready to use.
When your first workspace is prepared, follow the main setup steps provided in the Information panel → Getting started section. These steps include adding user accounts, connecting devices to Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud, and creating a certificate for iOS devices.
These steps are divided into three groups:
You already took these steps when you created the workspace.
You must take this step to start protection of the devices.
Add users by providing their email addresses. An invitation is sent to the email address and it contains the download link to the security application. When the user clicks the link, Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud recognizes the device operating system, thus ensuring that the proper software is downloaded.
As an alternative, you can simultaneously protect multiple devices that are running Windows. To do this, you can deploy security applications by using a Group Policy script.
We recommend that you take these steps to enhance the protection of devices.
After the security application is installed on a device, the device is assigned the Default security profile. This is the security profile with the default settings that are recommended by Kaspersky experts.
In the Security management → Security profiles section, you can create different security profiles. Every new security profile holds the default settings until you modify them. You can also copy existing security profiles.
Each security profile holds four tabs for the respective platforms: Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
When you assign a security profile to a user, the security profile is applied to all devices owned by the user. Only the Default security profile can be applied to devices without owners.
When creating a security profile, take into consideration the organizational structure of the company that you manage. For example, the security profile for a developer may differ from the one used for a sales representative or a human resources assistant. Name each security profile accordingly.
We recommend that you prevent users from modifying or deleting the security applications installed on their devices. Therefore, define the following settings:
After defining the required settings of security profiles, you can assign security profiles to the intended users.
After you have created a workspace, you are granted a 30-day trial license that is embedded in your workspace. To continue using Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud after the trial license expires, you must purchase a commercial license or a subscription. Click Information panel → License, and then enter the activation code.
The activation code will be distributed automatically to the security applications, which may take 15 minutes, as the applications attempt to sync with the workspace every 15 minutes.
You can define other optional settings.
The information about events is not aggregated. Each event is sent in a separate email message. If you want to configure the delivery of event notifications, be ready to receive a large number of email messages.