Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows

About participation in Kaspersky Security Network

22 December 2022

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To protect your computer more effectively, Kaspersky Endpoint Security uses data that is gathered from users around the globe. Kaspersky Security Network is designed to collect such data.

Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is an infrastructure of cloud services providing access to the online Kaspersky Knowledge Base that contains information about the reputation of files, web resources, and software. The use of data from Kaspersky Security Network ensures faster responses by Kaspersky Endpoint Security to new threats, improves the performance of some protection components, and reduces the likelihood of false positives.

Depending on the location of the infrastructure, there is a Global KSN service (the infrastructure is hosted by Kaspersky servers) and a Private KSN service (the infrastructure is hosted by third-party servers, for example on the network of the Internet service provider).

After changing the license, submit the details of the new key to the service provider in order to be able to use Private KSN. Otherwise, data exchange with KSN will not be possible.

Thanks to users who participate in KSN, Kaspersky is able to promptly receive information about types and sources of threats, develop solutions for neutralizing them, and minimize the number of false alarms displayed by application components.

During participation in KSN, the application automatically sends statistics generated during operation of the application to KSN. The application can also send certain files (or parts of files) that hackers could use to harm the computer or data to Kaspersky for additional scanning.

No personal data is collected, processed, or stored. For more detailed information about sending Kaspersky statistical information that is generated during participation in KSN, and about the storage and destruction of such information, please refer to the Kaspersky Security Network Statement and the Kaspersky website. The ksn_<language ID>.txt file containing the text of the Kaspersky Security Network Statement is included in the application distribution kit.


To reduce the load on KSN servers, Kaspersky may release application anti-virus databases that temporarily disable or partly restrict requests to Kaspersky Security Network. In this case, the status of the connection to KSN appears as Enabled with restrictions.

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

The KSN Proxy service provides the following capabilities:

  • The user's computer can query KSN and submit information to KSN even without direct access to the Internet.
  • KSN Proxy 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 computer.

More details about the KSN Proxy service can be found in the Kaspersky Security Center Administrator's Guide.

KSN Proxy service settings can be configured in the properties of the Kaspersky Security Center policy.

Participation in Kaspersky Security Network is voluntary. The application invites the user to participate in KSN during initial configuration of the application. Users can begin or discontinue participation in KSN at any time.

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