Kaspersky Endpoint Security 12 for Windows

About the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows Management Plug-in

14 February 2024

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The Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows Management Plug-in enables interaction between Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Kaspersky Security Center. The Management Plug-in lets you manage Kaspersky Endpoint Security by using policies, tasks, and local application settings. Interaction with Kaspersky Security Center Web Console is provided by the web plug-in.

The version of the Management Plug-in may differ from the version of Kaspersky Endpoint Security application installed on the client computer. If the installed version of the Management Plug-in has less functionality than the installed version of Kaspersky Endpoint Security, the settings of the missing functions are not regulated by the Management Plug-in. These settings can be modified by the user in the local interface of Kaspersky Endpoint Security.

The web plug-in is not installed by default in Kaspersky Security Center Web Console. In contrast to the Management Plug-in for the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console, which is installed on the administrator workstation, the web plug-in must be installed on a computer that has Kaspersky Security Center Web Console installed. The functionality of the web plug-in is available to all administrators that have access to Web Console in a browser. You can view the list of installed web plug-ins in Web Console interface: Console settingsWeb plug-ins. For more details about the compatibility of web plug-in versions and Web Console, refer to the Kaspersky Security Center Help.

Installing the web plug-in

You can install the web plug-in as follows:

  • Install web plug-in using Quick Start Wizard of Kaspersky Security Center Web Console.

    Web Console automatically prompts you to run the Quick Start Wizard when connecting Web Console to the Administration Server for the first time. You can also run the Quick Start Wizard in the Web Console interface (Discovery & DeploymentDeployment & AssignmentQuick Start Wizard). The Quick Start Wizard can also check if the installed web plug-ins are up to date and download the necessary updates. For more details on the Quick Start Wizard for Kaspersky Security Center Web Console, please refer to the Kaspersky Security Center Help.

  • Install web plug-in from the list of available distribution packages in Web Console.

    To install the web plug-in, select the distribution package of the Kaspersky Endpoint Security web plug-in in the Web Console interface: Console settingsWeb plug-ins. The list of available distribution packages is updated automatically after new versions of Kaspersky applications are released.

  • Download the distribution package to the Web Console from an external source.

    To install the web plug-in, add the ZIP-archive of the distribution package for the Kaspersky Endpoint Security web plug-in in the Web Console interface: Console settingsWeb plug-ins. The distribution package of the web plug-in can be downloaded on the Kaspersky website, for example.

Updating the Management Plug-in

To update the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows Management Plug-in, download the latest version of the plug-in (included in distribution kit) and run the plug-in installation wizard.

If a new version of the web plug-in becomes available, Web Console will display the notification Updates are available for utilized plug-ins. You can proceed to update the web plug-in version from this Web Console notification. You can also manually check for new web plug-in updates in the Web Console interface (Console settingsWeb plug-ins). The previous version of the web plug-in will be automatically removed during the update.

When the web plug-in is updated, already existing items (for example, policies or tasks) are saved. The new settings of items implementing new functions of Kaspersky Endpoint Security will appear in existing items and will have the default values.

You can update the web plug-in as follows:

  • Update the web plug-in in the list of web plug-ins in online mode.

    To update the web plug-in, you must select the distribution package of the Kaspersky Endpoint Security web plug-in in the Web Console interface (Console settingsWeb plug-ins). Web Console checks for available updates on Kaspersky servers and downloads the relevant updates.

  • Update the web plug-in from a file.

    To update the web plug-in, you must select the ZIP-archive of the distribution package for the Kaspersky Endpoint Security web plug-in in the Web Console interface: Console settingsWeb plug-ins. The distribution package of the web plug-in can be downloaded on the Kaspersky website, for example. You can update the Kaspersky Endpoint Security web plug-in only to a more recent version. The web plug-in cannot be updated to an older version.

If any item is opened (such as a policy or task), the web plug-in checks its compatibility information. If the version of the web plug-in is equal to or later than the version specified in the compatibility information, you can change the settings of this item. Otherwise, you cannot use the web plug-in to change the settings of the selected item. It is recommended to update the web plug-in.

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