Adding an update source

An update source is a resource that contains updates for databases and application modules of Kaspersky Endpoint Security.

Update sources include the Kaspersky Security Center server, Kaspersky update servers, and network or local folders.

The default list of update sources includes Kaspersky Security Center and Kaspersky update servers. You can add other update sources to the list. You can specify HTTP/FTP servers and shared folders as update sources.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security does not support updates from HTTPS servers unless they are Kaspersky's update servers.

If several resources are selected as update sources, Kaspersky Endpoint Security tries to connect to them one after another, starting from the top of the list, and performs the update task by retrieving the update package from the first available source.

To add an update source:

  1. In the main application window, go to the Update section.
  2. This opens the task list; select the update task and click icon_settings.
  3. Click the Select update sources button.
  4. In the window, click the Add button.
  5. In the window that opens, specify the address of the FTP or HTTP server, network folder or local folder that contains the update package.

    The following path format is used for update source:

    • For an FTP or HTTP server, enter its web address or IP address.

      For example, or

      For an FTP server, you can specify the authentication settings within the address in the following format: ftp://<user name>:<password>@<node>:<port>.

    • For a network folder, enter the UNC path.

      For example, \\ Server\Share\Update distribution.

    • For a local folder, enter the full path to that folder.

      For example, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kaspersky Lab\AVP11\Update distribution\.

  6. Click the Select button.
  7. Configure the priorities of update sources by using the Up and Down buttons.
  8. Save your changes.


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