Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11 for Linux

Using Kaspersky Security Network

July 3, 2024

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To increase the protection of devices and user data, Kaspersky Endpoint Security can use Kaspersky cloud-based knowledge base Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) to check the reputation of files, Internet resources, and software. The use of Kaspersky Security Network data ensures a faster response to various threats, high protection component performance, and fewer false positives.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security supports the following infrastructure solutions to work with Kaspersky reputation databases:

  • Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) – A solution that receives information from Kaspersky and sends data about objects detected on user devices to Kaspersky for additional verification by Kaspersky analysts and to add to reputation and statistical databases.
  • Kaspersky Private Security Network (KPSN) – A solution that allows users of devices with Kaspersky Endpoint Security installed to access the reputation databases of Kaspersky, as well as other statistical data, without sending data to Kaspersky from their devices. KPSN is designed for corporate clients who can't use Kaspersky Security Network, for example, for the following reasons:
    • No connection of local workplaces to the Internet
    • Legal prohibition or corporate security restrictions on sending any data outside the country or the organization's local network

After changing the Kaspersky Endpoint Security license, submit the details of the new key to the service provider in order to be able to use KPSN. Otherwise, an authentication error will prevent data exchange with KPSN.

Use of Kaspersky Security Network is voluntary. Kaspersky Endpoint Security suggests using KSN during installation. You can start or stop using KSN at any time.

There are two options for using KSN:

  • Kaspersky Security Network with statistics (extended KSN mode) – you can receive information from the Kaspersky knowledge base, while Kaspersky Endpoint Security automatically sends statistical information to KSN obtained during its operation. The application can also send to Kaspersky for additional scanning certain files (or parts of files) that intruders can use to harm the device or data.
  • Kaspersky Security Network without statistics – you can receive information from the Kaspersky knowledge base, while Kaspersky Endpoint Security does not send anonymous statistics and data about the types and sources of threats.

No personal data is collected, processed, or stored. Detailed information about the storage, and destruction, and/or submission to Kaspersky of statistical information generated during participation in KSN is available in the Kaspersky Security Network Statement and on Kaspersky's website. The file with the text of the Kaspersky Security Network Statement is included in the application distribution kit.

User computers managed by Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server interact with KSN via the KSN Proxy service.

The KSN Proxy Server service provides the following features:

  • The user's device can query KSN and submit information to KSN, even without direct access to the Internet.
  • The KSN proxy server caches processed data, thereby reducing the load on the external network connection and speeding up receipt of the information that is requested by the user's device.

For details about the KSN proxy server service refer to the Kaspersky Security Center Help section. KSN proxy server settings can be configured in the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server properties.

In this Help section

Enabling and disabling Kaspersky Security Network usage from the command line

Checking the connection to Kaspersky Security Network using the command line

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