Comparison of Kaspersky Security Center: Windows-based vs. Linux-based

Kaspersky provides Kaspersky Security Center as an on-premises solution for two platforms—Windows and Linux. In the Windows-based solution, you install Administration Server on a Windows device, and the Linux-based solution has the Administration Server version that is designed to be installed on a Linux device.

The table below lets you compare the main features of Kaspersky Security Center as a Windows-based solution and as a Linux-based solution.

Feature comparison of Kaspersky Security Center working as a Windows-based solution and Linux-based solution

 

Feature or property

Kaspersky Security Center

 

Windows-based solution

Linux-based solution

Administration Server location

On-premises

On-premises

Database management system (DBMS) location

On-premises

On-premises

(MariaDB only)

Operating system to install Administration Server on

Windows

Linux

Administration console type

On-premises and web-based

Web-based

Operating system to install the web-based administration console on

Windows or Linux

Windows or Linux

Hierarchy of Administration Servers

Administration group hierarchy

Network polling

(by IP ranges only)

Maximum number of managed devices

100,000

20,000

Protection of Windows, macOS, and Linux-managed devices

No

(protection of Linux devices only)

Protection of mobile devices

No

Protection of virtual machines

Protection of public cloud infrastructure

No

Device-centric security management

User-centric security management

Application policies

Tasks for Kaspersky applications

Kaspersky Security Network

No

KSN Proxy

No

Kaspersky Private Security Network

No

Centralized deployment of license keys for Kaspersky applications

Support for virtual Administration Servers

Installing third-party software updates and fixing third-party software vulnerabilities

No

(by using a remote installation task only)

Notifications about events that occurred on managed devices

Encryption management

No

Creating and managing user accounts

Monitoring the policies and tasks status

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