KSMG modes based on the license

23 May 2024

ID 100499

KSMG provides various operating modes depending on the license.

Unlicensed

KSMG runs in this mode from the time when you install the application and start its web interface and until you add an active key.

KSMG does not scan email messages when running in the Unlicensed mode.

Trial license

In this mode, KSMG scans email messages and updates databases.

When the trial license key expires, KSMG stops scanning email messages and updating databases.

To resume the operation of KSMG, you must install a commercial license key.

Commercial license

In this mode, KSMG scans email messages and updates databases.

When the commercial license key expires, KSMG continues scanning email messages, but stops updating databases.

To resume database updates, add a new commercial license key or renew the existing commercial license key.

The following types of KSMG commercial license keys exist:

  • Fully-functional key. When this key is added, the application works in full-functionality mode. This means that it scans for spam, phishing, viruses and other types of malware, employs URL Advisor, Content Filtering and Mail Sender Authentication, and scans messages using Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform.
  • Key for Anti-Virus protection. When this key is added, the application scans for viruses and other types of malware, employs URL Advisor, Mail Sender Authentication and Content Filtering, and scans messages using Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform. With this key, the application does not scan for spam or phishing content. The status label assigned by the application to a message following scans by these modules contains information regarding limited functionality.

Key denylist

A key can be added to the key denylist in a number of cases. If this has happened, KSMG stops scanning email messages, but continues attempts to update databases in case the key is removed from the list of forbidden keys.

As soon as the key has been removed from the list of forbidden keys, KSMG resumes scanning email messages in accordance with the valid license.

After message scans are disabled, the following functionality continues to work in the application:

  • Mail Transfer Agent (MTA)
  • LDAP server connection
  • Event log
  • Application operation reports
  • Use of the web interface to manage all application settings except protection settings, message processing rules and their related settings for notifications and comments

See also

Application licensing

About the End User License Agreement

About the license

About the license certificate

About the key

About the activation code

About the key file

About the subscription

About data provision

Adding a key file

Adding an activation code

Removing a key

Monitoring license key status

Configuring warnings about upcoming license key expiration

Purchasing a license

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