About participation in Kaspersky Security Network

To protect your computer more effectively, Kaspersky Endpoint Security uses data that is received from users around the globe. Kaspersky Security Network is designed to receive such data.

Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is an infrastructure of cloud services providing access to the online Kaspersky Knowledge Base that 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 new threats, improves the performance of some protection components, and reduces the likelihood of false positives.

Depending on the location of the infrastructure, there is a Global KSN service (the infrastructure is hosted by Kaspersky servers) and a Private KSN service.

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, data exchange with Private KSN will not be possible.

Thanks to users who participate in KSN, Kaspersky is able to promptly receive information about types and sources of threats, develop solutions for neutralizing them, and minimize the number of false alarms displayed by application components.

When using extended KSN mode, the application automatically sends its resultant operating statistics to KSN. The application can also send certain files (or parts of files) that hackers could use to harm the computer or data to Kaspersky for additional scanning.

For more detailed information about sending Kaspersky statistical information that is generated during participation in KSN, and about the storage and destruction of such information, please refer to the Kaspersky Security Network Statement and the Kaspersky website. The ksn_<language ID>.txt file with the text of the Kaspersky Security Network Statement is included in the application distribution kit.

To reduce the load on KSN servers, Kaspersky may release application anti-virus databases that temporarily disable or partly restrict requests to Kaspersky Security Network. In this case, the status of the connection to KSN appears as Enabled with restrictions.

User computers managed by Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server can interact with KSN via the KSN Proxy service.

The KSN Proxy service provides the following capabilities:

For more details on the KSN Proxy service, please refer to the Kaspersky Security Center Help.

KSN Proxy service settings can be configured in the properties of the Kaspersky Security Center policy.

Use of Kaspersky Security Network is voluntary. The application prompts you to use KSN during initial configuration of the application. Users can begin or discontinue participation in KSN at any time.

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