Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is an infrastructure of cloud services that provides access to the Kaspersky online knowledge base, which contains information about the reputation of files, web resources, and software. The use of data from Kaspersky Security Network ensures faster responses by Kaspersky Endpoint Security to various threats, improves the performance of some protection components, and reduces the likelihood of false positives.
The a Global KSN service (the infrastructure is hosted by Kaspersky servers) and Private KSN service (the infrastructure is hosted by third-party servers, for example on the network of the Internet service provider) differ according to the location of the infrastructure.
After changing the license, submit the details of the new key to the service provider in order to be able to use Private KSN. Otherwise, an authentication error will prevent data exchange with KPSN.
Use of Kaspersky Security Network lets Kaspersky develop solutions for neutralizing threats and minimize the number of false alarms displayed by application components. Use of Kaspersky Security Network is voluntary. During installation, Kaspersky Endpoint Security invites you to use KSN. You can start or stop using KSN at any time.
There are two ways to use Kaspersky Security Network:
No personal data is collected, processed, or stored. Detailed information about the storage, and destruction, and/or submission to Kaspersky of statistical information generated during participation in KSN is available in the Kaspersky Security Network Statement and on Kaspersky's website. The file with the text of the Kaspersky Security Network Statement is included in the application distribution kit.
User computers managed by Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server interact with KSN via the KSN Proxy service.
The KSN Proxy service provides the following capabilities:
For details about the KSN Proxy service, refer to Kaspersky Security Center documentation. KSN proxy server settings can be configured in the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server properties.