Participating in Kaspersky Security Network

17 July 2024

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To protect mobile devices more effectively, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android uses data acquired from users around the globe. Kaspersky Security Network is designed to process such data.

Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is an infrastructure of cloud services providing access to Kaspersky online knowledge base with information about the reputation of files, web resources, and software. The use of data from Kaspersky Security Network ensures faster responses by Kaspersky applications to threats, improves the performance of some protection components, and reduces the likelihood of false alarms.

Your participation in Kaspersky Security Network helps Kaspersky to acquire real-time information about the types and sources of new threats, develop methods of neutralizing them, and reduce the number of false alarms of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android. Participation in Kaspersky Security Network also lets you access reputation statistics for applications and websites.

When you participate in Kaspersky Security Network, some statistics are acquired while Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android are running and are automatically sent to Kaspersky. This information makes it possible to keep track of threats in real time. Files or their parts which may be exploited by intruders to harm the computer or user's content can be also sent to Kaspersky to be examined additionally.

Use of Kaspersky Security Network is required for the operation of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android. KSN is used by the main components of the app: Anti-Virus, Web Protection, and App Control. Refusal to participate in KSN reduces the level of device protection, which may lead to infection of the device and loss of data. To start using Kaspersky Security Network, you must accept the terms of the End User License Agreement when installing the app. By reading the End User License Agreement, you can learn which data is transmitted to Kaspersky Security Network by Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android.

To improve the performance of the app, you can additionally provide statistical data to Kaspersky Security Network. Providing the above information to the KSN is voluntary. To start using Kaspersky Security Network, you have to accept the terms of a special agreement – the Kaspersky Security Network Statement. You can opt out of participating in Kaspersky Security Network at any time. The Kaspersky Security Network Statement describes the types of data that Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android transmits to Kaspersky Security Network.

Updates functionality (including providing anti-virus signature updates and codebase updates), as well as KSN functionality will not be available in the software in the U.S. territory from 12:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on September 10, 2024 in accordance with the restrictive measures.

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Information exchange with Kaspersky Security Network

Enabling and disabling the use of Kaspersky Security Network

Using Kaspersky Private Security Network

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