Kaspersky Security Center

Groups of applications

14 April 2024

ID 62749

This section describes how to manage groups of applications installed on devices.

Creating application categories

Kaspersky Security Center allows you to create categories of applications installed on devices.

Application categories can be created in one of the following ways:

  • The administrator specifies a folder in which executable files have been included in the selected category.
  • The administrator specifies a device from which executable files are to be included in the selected category.
  • The administrator sets criteria to be used to include applications in the selected category.

When an application category is created, the administrator can set rules for the application category. Rules define the behavior of applications included in the specified category. For example, you can block or allow startup of applications included in the category.

Managing applications run on devices

Kaspersky Security Center allows you to manage startup of applications on devices in Allowlist mode. For detailed description see Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows Online Help. While in Allowlist mode, on selected devices you can only start applications included in the specified categories. The administrator can view results of static analysis applied to rules of applications run on devices for each user.

Inventory of software installed on devices

Kaspersky Security Center allows you to perform inventory of software on devices running Windows and Linux. Network Agent retrieves information about all applications installed on devices. Information retrieved during inventory is displayed in the workspace of the Applications registry folder. The administrator can view detailed information about any application, including its version and manufacturer.

The number of executable files received from a single device cannot exceed 150,000. Having reached this limit, Kaspersky Security Center cannot receive any new files.

Licensed applications group management

Kaspersky Security Center allows you to create licensed applications groups. A licensed applications group includes applications that meet criteria set by the administrator. The administrator can specify the following criteria for licensed applications groups:

  • Application name
  • Application version
  • Manufacturer
  • Application tag

Applications that meet one or several criteria are automatically included in a group. To create a licensed applications group, you must set at least one criterion for including applications in this group.

Each licensed applications group has its own license key. The license key of a licensed applications group defines the maximum allowed number of installations for applications included in this group. If the number of installations has exceeded the limit set by the license key, an informational event is logged on Administration Server. The administrator can specify an expiration date for the license key. When this date arrives, an informational event is logged on Administration Server.

Viewing information about executable files

Kaspersky Security Center retrieves all information about executable files that have been run on devices since the operating system was installed on them. Information about executable files is displayed in the main application window, in the workspace of the Executable files folder.

In this section

Scenario: Application Management

Creating application categories for Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows policies

Creating an application category with content added manually

Creating an application category that includes executable files from selected devices

Creating an application category that includes executable files from a specific folder

Adding event-related executable files to the application category

Configuring application startup management on client devices

Viewing the results of static analysis of startup rules applied to executable files

Viewing the applications registry

Changing the software inventory start time

About license key management of third-party applications

Creating licensed applications groups

Managing license keys for licensed applications groups

Inventory of executable files

Viewing information about executable files

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