About data provision when Kaspersky Security Network is being used
January 10, 2024
If you are participating in Kaspersky Security Network and are using KSN in standard mode, you agree to automatically transmit the following data to Kaspersky:
- Information necessary for scanning files: name and ID of the detected threat according to the Kaspersky classification, checksum of the scanned object or type of hash function, and the ID of the utilized anti-virus databases.
- Information necessary for obtaining the reputation of web addresses: the scanned web address, type of connection protocol, utilized port number, and the web address from which the user was directed to the scanned web address.
- General information: type and full version of Kaspersky Security, information about the application components and about the application module updates, and information about the operating system installed on the SVMs and protected virtual machines.
If you are participating in Kaspersky Security Network and are using KSN in extended mode, you agree to automatically send Kaspersky all the data listed in the Kaspersky Security Network Statement. Files (or parts thereof) that could be exploited by hackers to harm the virtual machine or data stored in its operating system may also be sent to Kaspersky for analysis. Extended KSN is used by default. You can disable the use of extended KSN in the Protection Server policy properties.
You can view the text of the Kaspersky Security Network Statement in the Protection Server policy properties in the Kaspersky Security Network settings section.
The settings that define the scope and recipient of data sent to Kaspersky when KSN is being used are stored in configuration files on the protected virtual machine. The security of configuration files on the protected virtual machine is ensured by a Self-Defense mechanism. If you have disabled the Self-Defense mechanism, you need to protect these configuration files against unauthorized access. Contact Technical Support representatives for details.
If you do not participate in Kaspersky Security Network, the data listed in the Kaspersky Security Network Statement is not transmitted to Kaspersky.