About update sources
December 12, 2023
An update source is a resource that contains updates for Kaspersky Endpoint Security databases and application modules. Update sources can be FTP, HTTP, or HTTPS servers (such as Kaspersky Security Center and Kaspersky update servers), as well as local or network directories mounted by the user.
The default update sources for the predefined Update task are Kaspersky update servers. The update servers contain databases and application module updates for many Kaspersky applications. Updates are downloaded via HTTPS protocol.
If, for some reason, you cannot use Kaspersky update servers as the update source, you can receive updates from a custom update source such as a specified local or network directory (SMB/NFS) mounted by the user, or an FTP, HTTP, or HTTPS server. You can specify a custom update source in Update task settings.