Kaspersky Security Center 14

Configuring protection for managed applications

February 26, 2024

ID 246284

Managed application policies

We recommend creating a policy for each type of the used applications and components of Kaspersky Security Center (Network Agent, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows, Kaspersky Endpoint Agent, and others). This policy must be applied to all managed devices (the root administration group) or to a separate group to which new managed devices are automatically moved according to the configured movement rules.

Specifying the password for disabling protection and uninstalling the application

To prevent intruders from disabling Kaspersky security applications, we strongly recommend enabling password protection for disabling protection and deinstallation of Kaspersky security applications. You can set the password, for example, for Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows, Kaspersky Security for Windows Servers, Network Agent, and other Kaspersky applications. After you enable password protection, we recommend locking these settings by closing the "lock."

Specifying the password for manual connection of a client device to the Administration Server (klmover utility)

The klmover utility allows you to manually connect a client device to the Administration Server. When Network Agent is installed on a client device, the utility is automatically copied to the Network Agent installation folder.

To prevent intruders from moving devices out of your Administration Server's control, we strongly recommend enabling password protection for running the klmover utility. To enable password protection, select the Use uninstallation password option in the Network Agent policy settings.

The klmover utility requires local administrator rights. Password protection for running the klmover utility can be omitted for devices operated without local administrator rights.

Enabling the Use uninstallation password also enables password protection for the Removal tool for Kaspersky Security Center Web Console (cleaner.exe).

Using Kaspersky Security Network

In all policies of managed applications and in the Administration Server properties, we recommend enabling the use of Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) and accepting the KSN Statement. When you update or upgrade Administration Server, you can accept the updated KSN Statement. In some cases, when the use of cloud services is prohibited by law or other regulations, you can disable KSN.

Regular scan of managed devices

For all device groups, we recommend creating a task that periodically runs a full scan of devices.

Discovering new devices

We recommend properly configuring device discovery settings: set up integration with Active Directory and specify IP address ranges for discovering new devices.

For security purposes, you can use the default administration group that includes all new devices and the default policies affecting this group.

Selecting a shared folder

If you deploy Administration Server on the device running Windows with the selection of an existing shared folder (that is used, for example, for placing installation packages and storage of updated databases), we recommend ensuring that read rights are granted to the Everyone group, and write rights are granted to the KLAdmins group.

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