Configuring the usage of Kaspersky Security Network

To protect your computer more effectively, Kaspersky Endpoint Security uses data 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 Sandbox to objects that are not yet listed in anti-virus application databases, improves the performance of some protection components, and reduces the likelihood of false positives.

Participation in Kaspersky Security Network allows Kaspersky to quickly acquire information about the types and sources of objects that are not yet listed in anti-virus application databases, develop methods for neutralizing such objects, and reduce the number of false positives.

When you use Kaspersky Security Network, certain statistical data collected while Kaspersky Endpoint Agent is running is automatically sent to Kaspersky. Files or their parts which may be exploited by intruders to harm the computer or data can be also sent to Kaspersky to be examined additionally.

No personal data is collected, processed, or stored. The types of data that Kaspersky Endpoint Agent sends to Kaspersky Security Network are described in the KSN Statement.

Participation in Kaspersky Security Network is voluntary. KSN usage is disabled by default. After enabling KSN usage, you can disable this option at any time.

To enable KSN usage:

  1. Open the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console.
  2. In the console tree, select the Policies folder.
  3. Select Kaspersky Endpoint Agent policy and open its properties window in one of the following ways:
    • Double-click the policy name.
    • Select Properties in the policy context menu.
    • Select the Configure policy settings item in the right part of the window.
  4. Select the Kaspersky Security Network section.
  5. Read the KSN Statement.
  6. If you agree with terms and conditions of the Statement, select the I confirm that I have fully read, understood, and accept the terms and conditions of this Kaspersky Security Network Statement check box.
  7. Select the Enable Kaspersky Security Network usage check box.
  8. If you want to use Kaspersky Security Center for telemetry transmission, select the Use Kaspersky Security Center as a KSN proxy server check box.
  9. In the upper right corner of the settings group, change the switch from Unaffected by policy to Under policy.
  10. Click OK.

KSN usage is enabled.

See also

Getting started with Kaspersky Endpoint Agent

Configuring Kaspersky Endpoint Agent security settings

Configuring proxy server connection settings

Configuring the integration of Kaspersky Endpoint Agent with Kaspersky Sandbox

Configuring Threat Response actions of Kaspersky Endpoint Agent to respond to threats detected by Kaspersky Sandbox

Configuring Quarantine settings and restoration of objects from Quarantine

Configuring data synchronization with the Administration Server

Managing Kaspersky Endpoint Agent tasks

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