Licensing of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console: scenario
Oct 23, 2023
Following this scenario, you can start using Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console and managed security applications under a license.
Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console enables you to perform centralized distribution of license keys for Kaspersky applications on client devices, monitor their use, and renew licenses.
If you are already using Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console, you can visit Kaspersky Marketplace to view the entire range of Kaspersky business solutions, select the ones you need, and proceed to the purchase at the Kaspersky website.
Checking out the features of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console in the trial mode before purchasing a license
You can first to try Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console for free. To do this, create a trial workspace which will terminate in 30 days. If you want a commercial workspace that you can use as long as you want, you will have to purchase a license.
Trial mode does not allow you to subsequently switch to commercial mode. Any trial workspace will be automatically deleted with all its contents when the 30-day period expires.
The scenario proceeds in stages:
- Getting an activation code for licensing Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console in the commercial mode. Purchasing a license (or licenses)
Different licenses grant the usage of different Kaspersky applications and services, so you might want to purchase more than one license.
Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console comes as part of several Kaspersky solutions. Choose what solution you want to use and purchase a license for it. You will need to contact Kaspersky or one of Kaspersky partners with a special request if you want to purchase a license that covers 10,000 or more devices.
If you want to use Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console in a cloud environment such as Microsoft Azure, read about the licensing options for cloud environments.
If you are a Manage Service Provider (MSP), read about licensing of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console for MSPs.
- Activation of Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console when creating the workspace
You specify your license key to activate Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console when creating a workspace.
If you have more than one license key, specify any of them, and later you must add other license keys in Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console to activate managed Kaspersky applications.
- Adding license keys for managed applications to the Administration Server repository
Before deployment of the license keys, you must add these license keys to the Administration Server repository.
The license key that you specified when creating the workspace is automatically added to the Administration Server repository.
If you have more than one license keys, add your license key (or keys) one by one to the Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console Administration Server repository.
- Deploying license keys for managed applications
- Automatic deployment
If you use different managed applications and you have to deploy a specific activation code for applications, choose another way of deploying that activation code.
Kaspersky Security Center enables you to automatically deploy available license keys for managed applications. For example, three license keys are stored in the Administration Server repository. You have enabled the Automatically distribute license key to managed devices option for all three license keys. A Kaspersky security application—for example, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows—is installed on the organization's devices. A new managed application on a device is discovered for which a license key must be deployed. For instance, two of the license keys from the repository can be deployed for the managed application on the device: license key named Key_1 and license key named Key_2. One of these license keys is deployed for the managed application. In this case, it cannot be predicted which of the two license keys will be deployed because automatic deployment of license keys does not provide for any administrator activity.
When a license key is deployed, the number of installations is recounted for that license key. You must make sure that the number of applications for which the license key was deployed does not exceed the license limit. If the number of installations exceeds the license limit, all devices that were not covered by the license will be assigned Critical status.
- Deployment through the Add license key task for a managed application
If you opt to use the Add license key task for a managed application, you can select the license key that must be deployed to devices, and then select the devices in any convenient way—for example, by selecting an administration group or a device selection.
- Adding an activation code or a key file manually to the devices
You can activate the installed Kaspersky application locally, by using the tools provided in the application interface. Please refer to the documentation of the installed application.
- Automatic deployment
- Checking on which devices the managed Kaspersky applications are activated
To make sure that the license keys are deployed correctly, view the list of the license keys that are used for an application.
- Configuring events related to the license expiration
Configure events so that you will be notified when your license keys are used up or about to expire: