About managing the application using Kaspersky Security Center
January 10, 2024
Kaspersky Security Center allows remote administration of Kaspersky Security. You can use Kaspersky Security Center to:
- Install the application in the virtual infrastructure
- Start and stop Kaspersky Security application on protected virtual machines
- Perform centralized administration of the application:
- Manage the security of virtual machines
- Manage application tasks
- Manage license keys for the application
- Update databases and application modules
- Generate reports about runtime events
- Delete the application from the virtual infrastructure
You can use the following Kaspersky Security Center management consoles to manage Kaspersky Security using Kaspersky Security Center:
- Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console (hereinafter also referred to as "Administration Console"). It is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that is installed on the administrator's workstation and provides a user interface to the Administration Server and Network Agent administrative services.
- Kaspersky Security Center Web Console (hereinafter also referred to as "Web Console"). It is a web interface for managing a protection system based on Kaspersky applications. You can work with Kaspersky Security Center Web Console using a browser on any device that has access to the Administration Server.
The set of available application functionalities depends on the management console being used.
Since access to Kaspersky Security functionalities in Kaspersky Security Center is provided in full when working in the Administration Console, this document describes how to work with Kaspersky Security using Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console. The features of working with Kaspersky Security using Kaspersky Security Center Web Console are described in the Managing the application using Kaspersky Security Center Web Console section. For more information about Web Console, refer to the Kaspersky Security Center help.
Kaspersky Security is managed through Kaspersky Security Center by means of policies and tasks regardless of the management console being used:
- Policies define the virtual machine protection settings and operation settings of the Light Agents and Protection Server.
- Tasks implement functions such as activating the application, scanning virtual machines, and updating databases and application modules.
You can use policies and tasks to configure identical parameter values of Kaspersky Security for all protected virtual machines or SVMs in an administration group.
For more detailed information about policies and tasks, please refer to the Kaspersky Security Center help.