Kaspersky Security Network

17 July 2024

ID 214505

To protect mobile devices more effectively, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android and Kaspersky Security for iOS use 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 the 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. 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 the mobile app is running and they are automatically sent to Kaspersky. This information makes it possible to keep track of threats in real time. Files or their parts that may be exploited by intruders to harm the computer or user's content can be also sent to Kaspersky for additional examination.

The following app components use the Kaspersky Security Network cloud service:

  • The Anti-Virus, Web Protection, and App Control components in the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android app.
  • The Web Protection component in the Kaspersky Security for iOS app.

To start using KSN, you must accept the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement. For more information about sending data to KSN, refer to Information exchange with Kaspersky Security Network.

Refusal to participate in KSN reduces the level of device protection, which may lead to infection of the device and loss of data.

To improve the performance of the mobile app, you can also provide statistical data to Kaspersky Security Network.

Providing the information to Kaspersky Security Network is voluntary.

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 Kaspersky Security Network

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