Updating application databases and modules

The procedure for updating Kaspersky Endpoint Security databases and modules depends on application mode. This section describes how to update the application in standalone mode. If Kaspersky Endpoint Security is used in Light Agent mode to protect virtual environments, the application databases and modules cannot be updated using the task created in Kaspersky Security Center. Updates are performed using a local predefined task.

Updating the databases and application modules of Kaspersky Endpoint Security ensures up-to-date protection on your device. New viruses, malware, and other types of threats appear worldwide on a daily basis. Kaspersky Endpoint Security databases contain information about threats and ways of neutralizing them. To detect threats quickly, you are urged to regularly update the application databases and modules.

The following objects are updated on users' devices:

Kaspersky Endpoint Security supports the following scenarios for updating databases and application modules:

For the Web Console, by default, the list of update sources contains Kaspersky update servers and Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server. For the Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console, the default list of update sources contains distribution points and Kaspersky update servers. For more details about distribution points, refer to Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console documentation.

You can add other update sources to the list. You can specify FTP-, HTTP-, or HTTPS servers as update sources. If an update cannot be performed from an update source, Kaspersky Endpoint Security switches to the next update source.

Updates are downloaded from Kaspersky update servers or from other FTP, HTTP, or HTTPS servers over standard network protocols. If connection to a proxy server is required to access the update sources, specify the proxy server settings in the Kaspersky Endpoint Security policy settings.

In this section

Updating from the Administration Server repository

Updating using Kaspersky Update Utility

Using a proxy server for updates

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