Network Threat Protection

Kaspersky Endpoint Security protects your computer against network attacks.

A network attack is an attempt to break into the operating system of a remote computer. Criminals attempt network attacks to establish control over the operating system, cause denial of service in the operating system, or access sensitive information. To achieve these goals, criminals either carry out direct attacks, such as port scanning and brute force attacks, or use malware installed on the computer being attacked.

Network attacks can be divided into the following types:

Enable/disable Network Threat Protection

Important: If you disable Network Threat Protection, it will not be re-enabled automatically when Kaspersky Endpoint Security starts again or after the operating system restarts. You have to re-enable Network Threat Protection manually.

When the application detects dangerous network activity, Kaspersky Endpoint Security automatically adds the IP address of the attacking computer to the list of blocked computers, unless the attacking computer is in the list of trusted computers.

Edit the list of blocked computers

You can create and edit the list of trusted computers. The Kaspersky Endpoint Security application doesn't block the IP addresses of these computers automatically even after dangerous network activity is detected from them.

Edit the list of trusted computers

When a network attack is detected, Kaspersky Endpoint Security logs information about the attack in a report.

Note: If the Network Threat Protection component stops running with an error, you can view the report and try to restart the component. If the problem is not solved, you can contact Kaspersky Technical Support.

View the Network Threat Protection report

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