Using Kaspersky Private Security Network

18 March 2024

ID 212391

Kaspersky Private Security Network (hereinafter also referred to as Private KSN or KPSN) is a solution that grants access to the reputation databases of Kaspersky Security Network, without sending data from users' devices to Kaspersky Security Network.

A database of the reputations of objects (files or URLs) is stored on the Kaspersky Private Security Network server, but not on Kaspersky Security Network servers. KPSN reputation databases are stored within the corporate network and are managed by the company administrator.

When KPSN is enabled, Kaspersky Endpoint Security does not send any statistical data from users' devices to KSN.

To enable use of Private KSN via Kaspersky Security Center:

  1. In the main window of Kaspersky Security Center Web Console or Cloud Console, click Settings (NWC_settings_icon).

    The Administration Server properties window opens.

  2. On the General tab, select the KSN Proxy settings section.
  3. Switch the toggle button to the Use Kaspersky Private Security Network ENABLED position.
  4. Click the Select file with KSN Proxy settings button, and then browse for the configuration file that has the pkcs7 or pem extension (provided by Kaspersky).
  5. Click Open.
  6. If you have the proxy server settings configured in the Administration Server properties, but your network architecture requires that you use Private KSN directly, enable the Ignore KSC proxy server settings when connecting to Private KSN option. Otherwise, requests from the managed applications cannot reach Private KSN.
  7. Click the Save button.

After the settings are downloaded, the interface displays the provider's name and contacts, as well as the creation date of the file with the settings of Private KSN. KPSN settings are applied to mobile devices.

When you switch to Private KSN, App Control does not support the app categories available when using Global KSN. App categorization will be available if you choose to switch back to KSN.

Did you find this article helpful?
What can we do better?
Thank you for your feedback! You're helping us improve.
Thank you for your feedback! You're helping us improve.