About Kaspersky Security Network

May 2, 2024

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Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is an infrastructure of cloud services providing access to the online Kaspersky Knowledge Base that contains information about the reputation of files, web resources, and software.

For more information about how the statistical information obtained while using KSN is sent to Kaspersky, stored, and destroyed, refer to the Kaspersky website.

KSN Infrastructure

Kaspersky Security Network offers the following infrastructure solutions:

  • Global KSN is the solution used by most Kaspersky applications. KSN participants receive information from Kaspersky Security Network and send Kaspersky information about objects detected on the user's computer to be further analyzed by Kaspersky analysts and to be included in the reputation and statistical databases of Kaspersky Security Network.
  • Private KSN is a solution that enables the users of devices with Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Optimum or other Kaspersky applications installed to access Kaspersky Security Network reputation databases and other statistical data without sending data from their devices to KSN. Private KSN is designed for corporate customers who are unable to participate in Kaspersky Security Network for any of the following reasons:
    • Local workstations are not connected to internet.
    • Transmission of any data outside the country or outside the corporate LAN is prohibited by law or restricted by corporate security policies.

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