Kaspersky Endpoint Security 12 for Windows

Using a proxy server for updates

8 July 2024

ID 176799

You may be required to specify proxy server settings to download database and application module updates from the update source. If there are multiple update sources, proxy server settings are applied for all sources. If a proxy server is not needed for some update sources, you can disable use of a proxy server in the policy properties. Kaspersky Endpoint Security will also use a proxy server to access Kaspersky Security Network and activation servers.

To configure a connection to update sources through a proxy server:

  1. In the main window of the Web Console, click Console settings icon in the form of a gear wheel..

    The Administration Server properties window opens.

  2. Go to the Configuring Internet access section.
  3. Select the Use proxy server check box.
  4. Configure the proxy server connection settings: proxy server address, port, and authentication settings (user name and password).
  5. Save your changes.

To disable use of a proxy server for a specific administration group:

  1. In the main window of the Web Console, select DevicesPolicies & profiles.
  2. Click the name of the Kaspersky Endpoint Security policy.

    The policy properties window opens.

  3. Select the Application settings tab.
  4. Go to General settingsNetwork settings.

    Application network settings window. The user can configure proxy server settings.

    Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows network settings.

  5. In the Proxy server settings block, select Bypass proxy server for local addresses.
  6. Save your changes.

To configure the proxy server settings in the application interface:

  1. In the main application window, click the Application settings icon in the form of a gear wheel. button.
  2. In the application settings window, select General settingsNetwork settings.

    Application network settings window.

    Application network settings

  3. In the Proxy server block, click the Proxy server settings link.

    The window for configuring proxy server connection. The user can set the address of the proxy server and credentials for connecting to the proxy server.

    Proxy server connection settings

  4. In the window that opens, select one of the following options for determining the proxy server address:
    • Automatically detect proxy server settings.

      This option is selected by default. Kaspersky Endpoint Security uses the proxy server settings that are defined in the operating system settings.

    • Use specified proxy server settings.

      If you selected this option, configure the settings for connecting to the proxy server: proxy server address and port.

  5. If you want to enable authentication on the proxy server, select the Use proxy server authentication check box and provide your user account credentials.
  6. If you want to disable proxy server use when updating databases and application modules from a shared folder, select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box.
  7. Save your changes.

As a result, Kaspersky Endpoint Security will use the proxy server to download application module and database updates. Kaspersky Endpoint Security will also use the proxy server to access KSN servers and Kaspersky activation servers. If authentication is required on the proxy server but the user account credentials were not provided or are incorrect, Kaspersky Endpoint Security will prompt you for the user name and password.

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