Choosing a corporate scheme of updating antivirus databases and application modules in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition

 

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition

 
 
 

Choosing a corporate scheme of updating antivirus databases and application modules in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition

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The choice of an update source in update tasks depends on the scheme of updating antivirus databases and Kaspersky Anti-Virus modules on protected servers used in your company.

There are several schemes of updating antivirus databases and Kaspersky Anti-Virus modules on protected servers:

  • download updates directly from Internet on each protected server (method 1);
  • download updates from Internet to a special intermediary host used to distribute updates on servers.

An intermediary host is any host which has installed one of the following applications:

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition  (method 2).
  • Kaspersky Administration Kit administration server (method 3).

Updating via an intermediary host allows reducing Internet traffic and provides additional security for protected servers.

Method 1. Direct update from Internet.

Configure a Program database update (Program modules update) task on each protected server. Select Kaspersky Lab's servers as an update source. Schedule the task.

Method 2. Update via one of the protected servers.

  1. Copy updates to a selected protected server. Configure a task Updates distribution on the selected server. Select Kaspersky Lab's servers as an update source. Specify a folder to store updates; it is necessary to share this folder.
  2. Distribute updates to other protected servers. Configure a Program database update (Program modules update) task on each protected server specifying the shared folder with copied updates on the intermediary host.

Method 3. Update via Kaspersky Administration Kit administration server

If you are using Kaspersky Administration Kit for centralized security management, you can download updates via an Administration server. It is accomplished the following way:

  1. Download updates from Kaspersky Lab's servers to a Kaspersky Administration Kit administration server.
  2. Configure a task to download updates for selected computers specifying Kaspersky Lab's servers as an update source.
  3. Distribute the updates on protected servers one of the following ways:
    • Configure a Kaspersky Administration Kit administration server group update task for distributing updates on protected servers. Schedule it to start When new updates are downloaded into repository. Administration server will start the task each time it receives new updates (this is a recommended method).
    • Configure a Program database update (Program modules update) task on each protected server specifying Kaspersky Administration Kit administration server as an update source. Schedule the task.

If you are going to use Kaspersky Administration Kit administration server for distribution of updates, you should first install Network Agent (distributed together with Kaspersky Administration Kit) on each protected server. This component provides interaction between Administration server and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition.

 
 
 
 
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