Kaspersky Security Center allows you to assign devices to act as distribution points.
We recommend that you assign distribution points automatically. In this case, Kaspersky Security Center will select on its own which devices must be assigned distribution points. However, if you have to opt out of assigning distribution points automatically for any reason (for example, if you want to use exclusively assigned servers), you can assign distribution points manually after you calculate their number and configuration.
Devices functioning as distribution points must be protected, including physical protection, against any unauthorized access.
To manually assign a device to act as distribution point:
In the console tree, select the Administration Server node.
In the context menu of the Administration Server, select Properties.
In the Administration Server properties window, select the Distribution points section and click the Add button. This button is available if Manually assign distribution points has been selected.
The Add distribution point window opens.
In the Add distribution point window, perform the following actions:
Select a device that will act as distribution point (select one in an administration group, or specify the IP address of a device). When selecting a device, keep in mind the operation features of distribution points and the requirements set for the device that acts as distribution point.
Indicate the specific devices to which the distribution point will distribute updates. You can specify an administration group or a network location description.
The distribution point that you have added will be displayed in the list of distribution points, in the Distribution points section.
Select the newly added distribution point in the list and click the Properties button to open its properties window.
Configure the distribution point in the properties window:
The General section contains the settings of interaction between the distribution point and client devices.
If this check box is selected, IP multicasting will be used for automatic distribution of installation packages to client devices within the group.
IP multicasting decreases the time required to install an application from an installation package to a group of client devices, but increases the installation time when you install an application to a single client device.
The KSN Proxy service is run on the device that is used as a distribution point. Use this feature to redistribute and optimize traffic on the network.
The distribution point sends the KSN statistics, which are listed in the Kaspersky Security Network statement, to Kaspersky Lab. By default, the KSN statement is located in %ProgramFiles%\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Security Center\ksneula.
By default, this option is disabled. Enabling this option takes effect only if the Use Administration Server as proxy server and I agree to use Kaspersky Security Network options are enabled in the Administration Server properties window.
You can assign a node of an active-passive cluster to a distribution point and enable KSN Proxy on this node.
If you need the managed devices to connect to KSN Proxy server through a UDP port, enable the Use UDP port option and specify a UDP port number. By default, this option is enabled. The default UDP port to connect to the KSN Proxy server is 15111.
In the Device discovery section, configure the polling of Windows domains, Active Directory, and IP ranges by the distribution point.