Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows (hereinafter also referred to as “the application” or as “Kaspersky Endpoint Security”) gives corporate users all-in-one protection against known digital threats.
WHAT'S NEW IN KASPERSKY ENDPOINT SECURITY
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11.9.0 for Windows offers the following features and improvements:
MINIMUM HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
To ensure proper operation of Kaspersky Endpoint Security, your computer must meet the following requirements:
Minimum general requirements:
Supported operating systems for workstations:
For details about support for the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, please refer to the Technical Support Knowledge Base.
For details about support for the Microsoft Windows 11 operating system, please refer to the Technical Support Knowledge Base.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security supports the core components of the application on computers running the Windows operating system for servers. You can use Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows instead of Kaspersky Security for Windows Server on servers and clusters of your organization. The Core Mode is supported with limitations.
Supported operating systems for servers:
Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Standard (64-bit) is supported only if Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is installed.
For details about support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Windows Server 2019 operating systems, please refer to the Technical Support Knowledge Base.
For details about support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2022 operating system, please refer to the Technical Support Knowledge Base.
Supported terminal server types:
Supported virtual platforms:
The limitations on support for server and virtual platforms are presented in the user documentation.
APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY WITH THE KASPERSKY SECURITY CENTER REMOTE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM
Kaspersky Endpoint Security supports operation with the following versions of Kaspersky Security Center:
The administration web plug-in for Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows version 11.9.0 is compatible with Kaspersky Security Center Web Console version 13.
To manage the application remotely via Kaspersky Security Center:
For more details about installing the Network Agent, please refer to the Kaspersky Security Center Help.
The installation package for the Kaspersky Endpoint Security Management Plug-in is included in the distribution package.
The web plug-in installation package is available for download on the website and in the plug-in management window of Kaspersky Security Center Web Console. To install the web plug-in version 11.9.0, you should first remove the previous version of the web plug-in.
The Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows Management Plug-in for version 11.9.0 is installed over the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows Management Plug-in for versions 11.X.X. To continue using the previous version of Management Plug-in, you should first remove the Management Plug-in version 11.9.0.
Limitations on compatibility with Kaspersky Security Center:
To install the application locally, run the setup_kes.exe file from the full distribution package and follow the Setup Wizard instructions. You can read more about how to install the application in the user documentation.
During installation, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows detects applications on the computer that, when used together, could potentially reduce computer performance or lead to other compatibility problems (even resulting in complete inoperability). The full list of incompatible software is available in the user documentation.
You can upgrade the following applications to Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows version 11.9.0 when installing from the full distribution package:
The following considerations should be taken into account when upgrading Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows version 10 Service Pack 2 or later:
Upgrading the application using a distribution package with a different key length is not supported.
UPDATING VIA THE KASPERSKY UPDATE SERVICE
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11.9.0 for Windows can be installed via the Kaspersky update service.
Through the Kaspersky update service, you can update the following applications:
If Kaspersky Endpoint Security version 11.3.0 or later is deployed in the infrastructure along with older versions of the application, Kaspersky Security Center will be able to install two updates of Kaspersky Endpoint Security to version 11.9.0: one for updating Kaspersky Endpoint Security versions 11.0.1–11.2.0 CF1, and the second for updating version 11.3.0 or later.
Upgrading Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows from beta versions to version 11.9.0 is not supported.
The following special considerations should be taken into account when updating through the Kaspersky update service:
APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY WITH AES ENCRYPTION MODULES AND DETAILS ON UPDATING DATA ENCRYPTION COMPONENTS
Starting with Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 Service Pack 2, the AES Encryption Module is included in the application distribution package. Therefore, installation of a separate encryption module is not required.
All libraries required for data encryption will be automatically installed in the following cases:
Other configurations of Kaspersky Endpoint Security and AES encryption modules are not supported.
Before updating Kaspersky Endpoint Security, you must remove the AES Encryption Module or update the module to version 18.104.22.168. Before removing or updating the AES Encryption Module, you must decrypt all hard drives that have been encrypted using Kaspersky Disk Encryption technology. After removing the AES Encryption Module, access to encrypted files will be blocked.
If you want to switch from your encryption method to encryption with a different key length, prior to updating the application to version 11.9.0 you must decrypt all encrypted objects and remove the AES Encryption Module that was used. After switching to encryption with a different key length, access to encrypted files will be blocked.
COMPATIBILITY WITH KASPERSKY ENDPOINT AGENT
Kaspersky Endpoint Security is compatible with Kaspersky Endpoint Agent 3.7 or higher.
In Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11.9.0, the distribution kit no longer includes the Kaspersky Endpoint Agent distribution package.
Kaspersky Endpoint Agent facilitates interoperability with the Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform solution.
LIST OF BUGS FIXED AND PRIVATE PATCHES INCLUDED IN THE RELEASE
The list of fixed issues and private patches included in the release is available on the Technical Support website.
MAIN KNOWN ISSUES
The list of limitations and known issues is available in the user documentation.
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