Kaspersky Endpoint Security 12 for Windows

Endpoint Detection and Response

8 July 2024

ID 214711

Starting with version 11.7.0, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows includes a built-in agent for the Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Optimum solution (hereinafter also "EDR Optimum"). Starting with version 11.8.0, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows includes a built-in agent for the Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Expert solution (hereinafter also "EDR Expert"). Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response is a range of solutions for protecting the corporate IT infrastructure from advanced cyber threats. The functionality of the solutions combines automatic detection of threats with the ability to react to these threats to counteract advanced attacks including new exploits, ransomware, fileless attacks, as well as methods using legitimate system tools. EDR Expert offers more threat monitoring and response functionality than EDR Optimum. For details about the solutions, see the Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Optimum Help and the Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Expert Help.

Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response reviews and analyses threat development and provides security personnel or the Administrator with information about the potential attack that is necessary for a timely response. Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response displays alert details in a separate window. Alert Details is a tool for viewing the entirety of collected information about a detected threat. Alert details include, for example, the history of files appearing on the computer. For details about managing alert details, refer to the Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Optimum Help and the Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Expert Help.

You can configure the EDR Optimum component in Web Console and Cloud Console. Component settings for EDR Expert are available only in Cloud Console.

Endpoint Detection and Response settings

Parameter

Description

Network isolation

Automatic isolation of the computer from the network in response to detected threats.

When network isolation is turned on, the application severs all active connections and blocks all new TCP/IP connections on the computer. The application leaves only the following connections active:

  • Connections listed in Network isolation exclusions.
  • Connections initiated by Kaspersky Endpoint Security services.
  • Connections initiated by the Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent.

Automatically unlock isolated computer in N hours

Network isolation can be turned off automatically after a specified time or manually. By default, Kaspersky Endpoint Security turns off Network isolation 5 hours after the start of the isolation.

Network isolation exclusions

List of rules for exclusions from network isolation. Network connections that match the rules are not blocked on computers when Network isolation is turned on.

To configure Network isolation exclusions, you can use a list of standard network profiles. By default, exclusions include network profiles containing rules that ensure uninterrupted operation of devices with the DNS/DHCP server and DNS/DHCP client roles. You can also modify the settings of standard network profiles or define exclusions manually.

Exclusions specified in policy properties are applied only if Network isolation is turned on automatically in response to a detected threat. Exclusions specified in computer properties are applied only if Network isolation is turned on manually in computer properties in the Kaspersky Security Center console or in alert details.

Execution prevention

Control the execution of executable files and scripts and opening of office format files. For example, you can prevent the execution of applications that are considered insecure on the selected computer. Execution prevention supports a set of office file extensions and a set of script interpreters.

To use Execution prevention component, you need to add execution prevention rules. Execution prevention rule is a set of criteria that the application takes into account when reacting to an object execution, for example when blocking object execution. The application identifies files by their paths or checksums calculated using MD5 and SHA256 hashing algorithms.

Action on execution or opening of forbidden object

Block and write to report. In this mode, the application blocks the execution of objects or opening of documents that match prevention rule criteria. The application also publishes an event about attempts to execute objects or open documents to the Windows event log and Kaspersky Security Center event log.

Log events only. In this mode, Kaspersky Endpoint Security publishes an event about attempts to run executable objects or open documents that match prevention rule criteria to the Windows event log and Kaspersky Security Center, but does not block the attempt to run or open the object or document. This mode is selected by default.

Cloud Sandbox

Cloud Sandbox is a technology that lets you detect advanced threats on a computer. Kaspersky Endpoint Security automatically forwards detected files to Cloud Sandbox for analysis. Cloud Sandbox runs these files in an isolated environment to identify malicious activity and decides on their reputation. Data on these files is then sent to Kaspersky Security Network. Therefore, if Cloud Sandbox has detected a malicious file, Kaspersky Endpoint Security will perform the appropriate action to eliminate this threat on all computers where this file is detected.

Cloud Sandbox technology is permanently enabled and is available to all Kaspersky Security Network users regardless of the type of license they are using.

If this check box is selected, Kaspersky Endpoint Security will enable the counter for threats detected using Cloud Sandbox in the main application window under Threat detection technologies. Kaspersky Endpoint Security will also indicate the Cloud Sandbox threat detection technology in application events and in the Report on threats in the Kaspersky Security Center console.

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