Configuring the Web Threat Protection component on Windows devices

The Web Threat Protection component protects incoming and outgoing data that is sent, using the HTTP and FTP protocols, to and from the computer. The component also checks URLs against the list of malicious or phishing web addresses.

If you enable the Encrypted Connections Scan feature, the Web Threat Protection component also protects data that is sent over encrypted connections (for example, by using the HTTPS protocol). You can also configure the list of trusted domains. The component will not control or process encrypted connections made during visits to those domains.

To configure the Web Threat Protection component on Windows devices:

  1. Open Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console.
  2. Select the Security managementSecurity profiles section.

    The Security profiles section contains a list of security profiles configured in Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud.

  3. In the list, select the security profile for the devices on which you want to configure the Web Threat Protection component.
  4. Click the link with the profile name to open the security profile properties window.

    The security profile properties window displays settings available for all devices.

  5. In the Windows group, select the Security settings section.
  6. Switch the toggle button to Web Threat Protection is enabled.
  7. Click the Settings link under the Web Threat Protection is enabled toggle button.

    The Web Threat Protection component settings page opens.

  8. In the Security level section, select the security level, which meets your requirements for device protection.
  9. In the Action on threat detection section, select the action that the Web Threat Protection component will take on an infected object.
  10. In the Web Threat Protection exclusions section, click Settings.

    The Exclusions window opens.

  11. Do any of the following:
    • To add a URL that you want to be excluded from scanning:
      1. Click the Add button.

        The New record window opens.

      2. In the entry field, specify the URL to be excluded.

        When specifying the URL, you can use the * (asterisk) character to take the place of any set of characters.

        For example, specify company.com to exclude only this webpage, or *.company.com/* to exclude all webpages of the website.

      3. Click OK to close the New record window.

        The added URL appears in the list of exclusions in the Exclusions window.

    • To modify a URL that is excluded from scanning:
      1. Select the check box next to the required URL.
      2. Click the Modify button.

        The New record window opens. It contains the selected URL.

      3. Make the necessary changes.
      4. Click OK to close the New record window.

        The modified URL is displayed in the list of exclusions in the Exclusions window.

    • To delete a URL from the list of scanning exclusions:
      1. Select the check box next to the required URL.
      2. Click the Delete button.

        The deleted URL disappears from the list of exclusions in the Exclusions window.

  12. Click Save to save the changes.

After the security profile is applied, the Web Threat Protection component is enabled on Windows devices. This component intercepts and analyzes webpages and files to which the user has gained access, scanning them for viruses and other malware.

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