KATA protection

3 July 2024

ID 138414

You can configure the integration of Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway with Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform.

Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform (KATA) is an application designed for the protection of corporate IT infrastructure and timely detection of threats such as zero-day attacks, targeted attacks, and advanced persistent threats (hereinafter also referred to as "APT").

As a result of the integration, Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway will be able to send email messages to KATA for scanning and receive the scan results. KATA scans messages for signs of targeted attacks and intrusions into the corporate IT infrastructure.

Based on the results of a KATA scan, Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway can block individual messages.

The following KATA integration variants are possible:

  • With a single KATA server.

    For integration, it is sufficient to specify the IP address of the KATA server with the Central Node component. If the Central Node component is deployed as a cluster (available for KATA version 5.0 and later), you can specify the IP address of any processing server in the cluster.

    The address is specified in KATA integration settings in the web interface of the Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway Control node.

  • With the KATA cluster and with the built-in balancer (available for KATA 5.0 and later).

    Multiple KATA processing servers from the Central Node cluster provide fault tolerance — if connection becomes lost with one of the servers, the clients automatically switch to one of the other available servers.

    The built-in balancer runs on Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway cluster nodes. The built-in balancer monitors the availability of KATA servers for each node and provides automatic switching between KATA servers.

In this Help section

Integration with a single KATA server

Integration with multiple servers of the KATA cluster

Creating a configuration file for the built-in balancer

Configuring and running the built-in balancer on a cluster node

Adding a KATA server

Configuring KATA protection settings

KATA integration dashboard

Adding, modifying, and deleting IP addresses of KATA servers

Disabling KATA integration

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