Updating the databases and application modules of Kaspersky Endpoint Security ensures up-to-date protection on your computer. New viruses and other types of malware 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 databases and application modules.
The following objects are updated on users' computers:
Kaspersky Endpoint Security supports the following scenarios for updating databases and application modules:
Kaspersky update servers are located in various countries throughout the world. This ensures high reliability of updates. If an update cannot be performed from one server, Kaspersky Endpoint Security switches over to the next server.
Update from Kaspersky servers.
Centralized update reduces external Internet traffic, and provides for convenient monitoring of the update.
Centralized update consists of the following steps:
The update package is downloaded to the repository by the Administration Server task named Download updates to Administration Server repository.
You can download the update package to a shared folder by using the following methods:
The update package is distributed to client computers by the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows Update task. You can create an unlimited number of update tasks for each administration group.
Updating from a server repository
Updating from a shared folder
Updating using Kaspersky Update Utility
For the Web Console, the default list of update sources contains the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server and Kaspersky update servers. 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 Help. You can add other update sources to the list. You can specify HTTP/FTP servers and shared folders as update sources. If an update cannot be performed from an update source, Kaspersky Endpoint Security switches over to the next one.
Updates are downloaded from Kaspersky update servers or from other FTP- or HTTP servers over standard network protocols. If connection to a proxy server is required for accessing the update source, specify the proxy server settings in Kaspersky Endpoint Security policy settings.