Assigning distribution points manually

21 May 2024

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Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console enables you to manually assign devices to act as distribution points. We recommend that you calculate the number and configuration of distribution points required for your network.

Distribution point devices running macOS cannot download updates from Kaspersky update servers.

If one or more devices running macOS are within the scope of the Download updates to the repositories of distribution points task, the task completes with the Failed status, even if it has successfully completed on all Windows devices.

Devices functioning as distribution points must be protected, including physical protection, against any unauthorized access.

To manually assign a device to act as distribution point:

  1. In the main menu, click the settings icon () next to the name of the required Administration Server.

    The Administration Server properties window opens.

  2. On the General tab, select the Distribution points section.
  3. Click the Assign button.
  4. Select the device that you want to make a distribution point.

    When selecting a device, keep in mind the operation features of distribution points and the requirements set for the device that acts as distribution point.

  5. Select the administration group that you want to include in the scope of the selected distribution point.
  6. Click the Add button.

    The distribution point that you have added will be displayed in the list of distribution points, in the Distribution points section.

  7. Select the newly added distribution point in the list to open its properties window.
  8. Configure the distribution point in the properties window:
    • The General section contains the settings of interaction between the distribution point and client devices:
      • SSL port
      • Use multicast
      • IP multicast address
      • IP multicast port number
      • Deploy updates
      • Deploy installation packages
      • Run push server
      • Push server port
    • In the Scope section, specify the scope to which the distribution point will distribute updates (administration groups and / or network location).

      Only devices running a Windows operating system can determine their network location. Network location cannot be determined for devices running other operating systems.

    • In the KSN Proxy section, you can configure the application to use the distribution point to forward KSN requests from the managed devices:

      Enable KSN Proxy on the distribution point side

    • Configure the polling of Windows domains, domain controller, and IP ranges by the distribution point:
      • Windows domains polling
      • Domain controller polling
      • IP ranges polling
    • In the Advanced section, specify the folder that the distribution point must use to store distributed data:
      • Use default folder
      • Use specified folder
  9. Click the OK button.

The selected devices act as distribution points.

See also:

Ports used by Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console

Scenario: Discovering networked devices

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