What's new

Kaspersky Security Center 12 includes several new features and improvements.

Kaspersky Security Center 12.2

Kaspersky Security Center 12.2 now works with Microsoft Windows 10 20H2 (Administration Server, Network Agent, Administration Console, and Kaspersky Security Center 12.2 Web Console).

In accordance with the new certificate policies of Apple, Chromium, Safari, and Firefox, the validity of the certificates has been changed.

You can now manage devices running iOS 14 and Android 11.

Kaspersky Security Center 12.2 Web Console

The following features are added to the Kaspersky Security Center 12.2 Web Console:

Kaspersky Security Center 12.1

Kaspersky Security Center 12.1 now works with Microsoft Windows 10 20H1 32-bit/64-bit (Administration Server, Network Agent, Administration Console, and Kaspersky Security Center 12.1 Web Console).

Kaspersky Security Center 12.1 Web Console

The following features are added to the Kaspersky Security Center 12.1 Web Console:

Kaspersky Security Center 12 Web Console

The following improvements are made to the Kaspersky Security Center Web Console:

KasperskyOS for Thin Client management

Kaspersky Security Center allows you to manage devices with KasperskyOS for Thin Client 1.0 installed. The following features are available:

For more information about KasperskyOS for Thin Client management, please refer to KasperskyOS for Thin Client 1.0 documentation.

Migration to Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console

If you want, you can use Migration Wizard to switch from Kaspersky Security Center installed on your network to Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console. Migration is possible, if you have Kaspersky Security Center Web Console installed, the Administration Server is version 12, and all Network Agent instances installed on managed devices are version 10 Service Pack 3 or later.

Support of encryption management in the hierarchy of Administration Servers

Encrypted managed devices can now move between Administration Servers. For example, if a user of such a device visits a local office with a slave Administration Server, the user's device connects to the slave Administration Server, and when this user comes back to the main office, the device connects to the master Administration Server.

Network Agent

In the Network Agent properties window, you can view information about hardware installed on the client devices running Linux.

Kaspersky security applications for macOS and for Linux can now be installed automatically via Network Agent.

SIEM export

The "Engine" and "Method" fields for virus activity events are now transferred to SIEM systems. The following new SIEM systems are supported:

MariaDB support

You can use MariaDB, an open-source database, as an alternative database for Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server in the same way that you work with MySQL.

Integration

OpenAPI methods list is expanded. The following has been added:

For information about OpenAPI methods, refer to the kscopenapi.chm file, which is included in the distribution kit.

Support of new Kaspersky applications

Kaspersky Security Center now works with Kaspersky Sandbox and Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security.

Kaspersky no longer supports Kaspersky Safe Browser.

Support of new operating systems and other third-party software

You can install Kaspersky Security Center on the following operating systems:

The following virtualization platforms are now supported:

The following database servers are now supported:

Work with Google Cloud

Kaspersky Security Center works with Google Cloud using Google API (Application Programming Interface). You now can deploy the Administration Server in the Google Cloud environment, create a database, and protect Google virtual machines. You can use Cloud Environment Configuration Wizard to provide your Google Cloud credentials to Kaspersky Security Center.

Other improvements

Report generation has improved: if a slave Administration Server in a hierarchy is unavailable, it is stated explicitly in the report.

The Change Tasks Password Wizard is implemented. You can automatically replace the old password with a new one in all tasks in which the account is specified. Alternatively, you can make the replacement manually in the properties of each task.

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