Using a distribution point as a push server
Dec 4, 2023
In Kaspersky Security Center, a distribution point can work as a push server for the devices managed through the mobile protocol and for the devices managed by Network Agent. For example, a push server must be enabled if you want to be able to force synchronization of KasperskyOS devices with Administration Server. A push server has the same scope of managed devices as the distribution point on which the push server is enabled. If you have several distribution points assigned for the same administration group, you can enable push server on each of the distribution points. In this case, Administration Server balances the load between the distribution points.
A push server supports the load of up to 50,000 simultaneous connections.
You might want to use distribution points as push servers to make sure that there is continuous connectivity between a managed device and the Administration Server. Continuous connectivity is needed for some operations, such as running and stopping local tasks, receiving statistics for a managed application, or creating a tunnel. If you use a distribution point as a push server, you do not have to use the Do not disconnect from the Administration Server option on managed devices or send packets to the UDP port of the Network Agent.
To use a distribution point as a push server:
- In the console tree, select the Administration Server node.
- In the context menu of the node, select Properties.
- In the Administration Server properties window that opens, select the Distribution points section.
- In the list, select the necessary distribution point, and then click Properties.
- In the distribution point properties window that opens, in the General section of the left Sections pane, select the Use this distribution point as a push server option.
- Specify the push server port number, that is, the port on the distribution point that client devices will use for connection.
By default, port 13295 is used.
- Click the OK button to exit the distribution point properties window.
- Open the Network Agent policy settings window.
- In the Connectivity section, go to the Network subsection.
- In the Network subsection, select the Use distribution point to force connection to the Administration Server option.
- Click the OK button to exit the window.
The distribution point starts acting as a push server. It can now send push notifications to client devices.
If you manage devices with KasperskyOS installed, or plan to do so, you must use a distribution point as a push server. You can also use a distribution point as a push server if you want to send push notifications to client devices.