Kaspersky Managed Detection and Response

Using MDR functions in Kaspersky Security Center through a proxy server

February 12, 2024

ID 256804

If a proxy server is used on the network where Kaspersky Security Center is running, you must set two environment variables with proxy server settings for the HTTP and the HTTPS protocols, for the MDR functions in Kaspersky Security Center to work properly. These environment variables must be set on the host where Kaspersky Security Center Web Console is installed.

The environment variables have the following format:

HTTP_PROXY=<protocol>://<proxy_user_name>:<proxy_user_password>@<host>:<port>

where:

  • <protocol> is http or https.
  • <proxy_user_name> is the user name for authorization on the proxy server.
  • <proxy_user_password> is the password for authorization on the proxy server.
  • <host>:<port> are the name or IP address of the proxy server, and its port number.

    Example of environment variables:

    HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy_user_name:proxy_user_password@proxy.domain.com:8080

    HTTPS_PROXY=https://proxy_user_name:proxy_user_password@proxy.domain.com:443

You can set the environment variables in two ways:

  • If you want to apply the proxy settings to all applications on the host where Kaspersky Security Center Web Console is installed, add these environment variables by using the Edit the system environment variables component of the Windows operating system. For information on using this component, refer to the documentation for the version of the operating system that you are using.
  • If you want to apply these proxy settings only to Kaspersky Security Center Web Console, add these environment variables in the .env file located in the Kaspersky Security Center Web Console installation folder (by default, C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Security Center Web Console\). If the .env file is missing in the installation folder, create it.

After setting the environment variables, you need to restart the host where Kaspersky Security Center Web Console is installed for the changes to be applied.

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