Licensing of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console: scenario

Following this scenario, you can start using Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console and managed security applications under a license.

Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console enables you to perform centralized distribution of license keys for Kaspersky applications on client devices, monitor their use, and renew licenses.

If you are already using Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console, you can visit Kaspersky Marketplace to view the entire range of Kaspersky business solutions, select the ones you need, and proceed to the purchase at the Kaspersky website.

Checking out the features of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console in the trial mode before purchasing a license

You can first to try Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console for free. To do this, create a trial workspace which will terminate in 30 days. If you want a commercial workspace that you can use as long as you want, you will have to purchase a license.

Trial mode does not allow you to subsequently switch to commercial mode. Any trial workspace will be automatically deleted with all its contents when the 30-day period expires.

Stages

The scenario proceeds in stages:

  1. Getting an activation code for licensing Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console in the commercial mode. Purchasing a license (or licenses)

    Different licenses grant the usage of different Kaspersky applications and services, so you might want to purchase more than one license.

    Find out what licenses that you can purchase and the minimum number of devices for each license.

    Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console comes as part of several Kaspersky solutions. Choose what solution you want to use and purchase a license for it. You will need to contact Kaspersky or one of Kaspersky partners with a special request if you want to purchase a license that covers 300 or more devices.

    Use the table to check which Vulnerability and Patch Management features are available under which license.

    If you want to use Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console in a cloud environment such as Microsoft Azure, read about the licensing options for cloud environments.

    If you are a Manage Service Provider (MSP), read about licensing of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console for MSPs.

  2. Activation of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console when creating the workspace

    You specify your license key to activate Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console when creating a workspace.

    If you have more than one license key, specify any of them, and later you must add other license keys in Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console to activate managed Kaspersky applications.

  3. Adding license keys for managed applications to the Administration Server repository

    Before deployment of the license keys, you must add these license keys to the Administration Server repository.

    The license key that you specified when creating the workspace is automatically added to the Administration Server repository.

    If you have more than one license keys, add your license key (or keys) one by one to the Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console Administration Server repository.

  4. Deploying license keys for managed applications

    Choose a method of deployment of the license key (or license keys) to all the devices you want to protect:

    • Automatic deployment

      If you use different managed applications and you have to deploy a specific activation code for applications, opt for other ways of deploying that activation code.

      Kaspersky Security Center enables you to automatically deploy available license keys for managed applications. For example, three license keys are stored in the Administration Server repository. You have enabled the Deploy license key automatically option for all three license keys. A Kaspersky security application—for example, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows—is installed on the organization's devices. A new managed application on a device is discovered for which a license key must be deployed. For instance, two of the license keys from the repository can be deployed for the managed application on the device: license key named Key_1 and license key named Key_2. One of these license keys is deployed for the managed application. In this case, it cannot be predicted which of the two license keys will be deployed because automatic deployment of license keys does not provide for any administrator activity.

      When a license key is deployed, the number of installations is recounted for that license key. You must make sure that the number of applications for which the license key was deployed does not exceed the license limit. If the number of installations exceeds the license limit, all devices that were not covered by the license will be assigned Critical status.

      How-to instructions:

    • Adding an activation code to the installation package of a managed application

      For security reasons, this option is not recommended. An activation code added to an installation package may be compromised.

      If you install a managed application using an installation package, you can specify an activation code in this installation package. The license key will be deployed to managed devices at the next synchronization of the device with the Administration Server.

      How-to instructions: Adding a license key to an installation package

    • Deployment through the Add license key task for a managed application

      If you opt to use the Add license key task for a managed application, you can select the license key that must be deployed to devices, and then select the devices in any convenient way—for example, by selecting an administration group or a device selection.

      How-to instructions:

    • Adding an activation code or a key file manually to the devices

      You can activate the installed Kaspersky application locally, by using the tools provided in the application interface. Please refer to the documentation of the installed application.

  5. Checking on which devices the managed Kaspersky applications are activated

    To make sure that the license keys are deployed correctly, view the list of the license keys that are used for an application.

  6. Configuring events related to the license expiration

    Configure events so that you will be notified when your license keys are used up or about to expire:

See also

About the trial mode of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console

Using Kaspersky Marketplace to choose Kaspersky business solutions

Licenses and the minimum number of devices for each license

Events of the licensing limit exceeded

Methods of distribution of the activation codes to the managed devices

Adding a license key to the Administration Server repository

Deploying a license key to client devices

Automatic distribution of a license key

Viewing information about license keys in use in the Administration Server repository

Viewing information about the license keys used for a specific Kaspersky application

Deleting a license key from the repository

Viewing the list of devices where a Kaspersky application is not activated

Revoking consent with an End User License Agreement

Renewing licenses for Kaspersky applications

Use of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console after the license expiration

Kaspersky Security Network (KSN)

About data provision

Licensing definitions

Licenses and the minimum number of devices for each license

Deleting a license key from the repository

Viewing the list of devices where a Kaspersky application is not activated

Renewing licenses for Kaspersky applications

Initial configuration of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console

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