Application database update
December 13, 2023
The application databases contain the computer security threats descriptions which allow to detect the malicious code in the scanned objects, descriptions of currently known types of network attacks and signs of intrusions, and the databases of malicious and phishing web addresses.
Application database updates ensure that the protection of virtual machines is up to date. New viruses and other types of malware appear worldwide on a daily basis. To enable Kaspersky Security to quickly detect threats, you need to update the application databases regularly.
Database updates require a current license for using the application.
An update source is a resource which contains updates for databases and application software modules of Kaspersky applications. The update source for Kaspersky Security is the storage of the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server.
To download an update package from the Administration Server storage successfully, an SVM needs to have access to the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server.
If application databases have not been updated for a long time, the size of the update package may be large (up to several dozen megabytes). Downloading this update package may generate additional load on the network.
Kaspersky Security Center lets you automatically distribute application database updates and install them on SVMs. This can be done using the following tasks:
- Download updates to the storage task. This task downloads the update package from the update source to the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server storage.
- Application database update task. This task lets you distribute application database updates and install them on SVMs as soon as an update package is downloaded to the Administration Server repository.