Kaspersky Endpoint Security 12 for Windows

KSN. Switching between KSN / KPSN

25 April 2024

ID 207430

Selecting a Kaspersky solution for determining the reputation of files or websites. Kaspersky Endpoint Security supports the following infrastructure solutions for working with Kaspersky reputation databases:

  • Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is the solution that is used by most Kaspersky applications. KSN participants receive information from Kaspersky and send Kaspersky information about objects detected on the user's computer to be analyzed additionally by Kaspersky analysts and to be included in the reputation and statistical databases.
  • Kaspersky Private Security Network (KPSN) is a solution that enables users of computers hosting Kaspersky Endpoint Security or other Kaspersky applications to obtain access to Kaspersky reputation databases, and to other statistical data without sending data to Kaspersky from their own computers. KPSN is designed for corporate customers who are unable to participate in Kaspersky Security Network for any of the following reasons:
    • Local workstations are not connected to the Internet.
    • Transmission of any data outside the country or outside the corporate LAN is prohibited by law or restricted by corporate security policies.

Command syntax

avp.com KSN /global | /private <file name>

Kaspersky Security Network configuration file


<file name>

Name of the configuration file containing Kaspersky Private Security Network settings. This file has the PKCS7 or PEM extension.


avp.com KSN /global

avp.com KSN /private C:\ksn_config.pkcs7

See also:

Enabling and disabling the usage of Kaspersky Security Network

Limitations of Kaspersky Private Security Network

Enabling and disabling cloud mode for protection components

Checking the reputation of a file in Kaspersky Security Network

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