Assigning distribution points manually

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Kaspersky Security Center allows you to manually 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:

  1. In the main menu, click the settings icon () next to the name of the required Administration Server.

    The Administration Server properties window opens.

  2. On the General tab, select the Distribution points section.
  3. Select the Manually assign distribution points option.
  4. Click the Assign button.
  5. Select the device that you want to make a distribution point.

    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.

  6. Select the administration group that you want to include in the scope of the selected distribution point.
  7. Click the OK button.

    The distribution point that you have added will be displayed in the list of distribution points, in the Distribution points section.

  8. Click the newly added distribution point in the list to open its properties window.
  9. Configure the distribution point in the properties window:
    • The General section contains the setting of interaction between the distribution point and client devices:
      • SSL port
      • Use multicast
      • IP multicast address
      • IP multicast port number
      • Gateway address for remote devices
      • Deploy updates
      • Deploy installation packages
      • Run push server
      • Push server port
    • In the Scope section, specify the scope to which the distribution point will distribute updates (administration groups and / or network location).

      Only devices running a Windows operating system can determine their network location. Network location cannot be determined for devices running other operating systems.

    • If the distribution point works on a machine other than Administration Server, in the Source of updates section, you can select a source of updates for the distribution point:
      • Source of updates
      • Download diff files
    • In the Internet connection settings subsection, you can specify the internet access settings:
      • Use proxy server
      • Proxy server address
      • Port number
      • Bypass proxy server for local addresses
      • Proxy server authentication
      • User name
      • Password
    • In the KSN Proxy section, you can configure the application to use the distribution point to forward KSN requests from the managed devices:
      • Enable KSN Proxy on distribution point side
      • Forward KSN requests to Administration Server
      • Access KSN Cloud/Private KSN directly over the internet
      • Ignore proxy server settings when connecting to Private KSN
      • Port
      • Use UDP port
      • UDP port
    • If the distribution point works on a machine other than Administration Server, in the Connection gateway section, you can configure the distribution point to act as a gateway for connection between Network Agent instances and Administration Server:
      • Connection gateway
      • Establish connection to gateway from Administration Server (if gateway is in DMZ)
      • Open local port for Kaspersky Security Center 14 Web Console
      • Open port for mobile devices (SSL authentication of the Administration Server only)
      • Open port for mobile devices (two-way SSL authentication)
    • Configure the polling of Windows domains, Active Directory, and IP ranges by the distribution point:
      • Windows domains
      • Active Directory
      • IP ranges
    • In the Advanced section, specify the folder that the distribution point must use to store distributed data:
      • Use default folder
      • Use specified folder
  10. Click the OK button.

The selected devices act as distribution points.

See also:

Scenario: Regular updating Kaspersky databases and applications

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