About KSN

Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is an online service infrastructure that provides access to the online Knowledge Base of Kaspersky, which contains information about the reputation of files, web resources, and software. Kaspersky Security Network ensures faster responses by Kaspersky applications to threats, improves the performance of some protection components, and reduces the likelihood of false positives. KSN enables you to use Kaspersky reputation databases to retrieve information about applications installed on client devices.

By participating in KSN, you agree to send to Kaspersky, in automatic mode, information about the operation of Kaspersky applications installed on client devices that are managed through Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console. Information is transferred in accordance with the current KSN access settings.

The application prompts you to join KSN during application installation and while running the Quick Start Wizard. You can start or stop using KSN at any moment when using the application.

When KSN is enabled, Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console checks if the KSN servers are accessible. If access to the servers using system DNS is not possible, the application uses public DNS. This is necessary to make sure the level of security is maintained for the managed devices.

Client devices managed by the Administration Server interact with KSN through KSN Proxy. KSN Proxy provides the following features:

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