Cloud Discovery

24 June 2024

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Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console allows you to monitor the use of cloud services on managed devices running Windows and to block access to cloud services that you consider unwanted. Cloud Discovery tracks user attempts to gain access to these services through both browsers and desktop applications. It also tracks user attempts to gain access to cloud services over unencrypted connections (for example, using the HTTP protocol). This feature helps you to detect and halt the use of cloud services by shadow IT.

The Cloud Discovery feature is only available if you have purchased a Kaspersky NEXT license. For details, refer to Licenses and the minimum number of devices for each license.

You can enable the Cloud Discovery feature and select the security policies or profiles for which you want to enable the feature. You can also enable or disable the feature separately in each security policy or profile. You can block access to cloud services that you do not want users to access.

To be able to block access to unwanted cloud services, make sure that the following prerequisites are met:

  • You use Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11.2 for Windows or later. Earlier versions of the security application only allow you to monitor the use of cloud services.
  • You have purchased a Kaspersky NEXT license, which provides the ability to block access to unwanted cloud services.For details, refer to Kaspersky Next Help.

The Cloud Discovery widget and the Cloud Discovery reports display information about successful and blocked attempts to gain access to cloud services. The widget also displays the risk level of each cloud service. Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console gets information about the use of cloud services from all of the managed devices that are protected only by the security policies or profiles that have the feature enabled.

In this section

Enabling Cloud Discovery by using the widget

Adding the Cloud Discovery widget to the dashboard

Viewing information about the use of cloud services

Risk level of a cloud service

Blocking access to unwanted cloud services

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