Participating in Kaspersky Security Network and using Kaspersky Private Security Network

3 July 2024

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To protect your computer more effectively, KSMG uses data that is collected from users around the globe. Kaspersky Security Network is designed for gathering this data.

Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is a cloud service infrastructure that provides access to Kaspersky's online knowledge base containing information about the reputation of files, web resources, and software. Data from Kaspersky Security Network ensures a faster response by KSMG to new objects that have not yet been added to the antivirus databases, improves the performance of some protection components, and reduces the risk of false alarms.

Thanks to users who participate in Kaspersky Security Network, Kaspersky is able to promptly gather information about the types and sources of objects that are not yet listed in databases of anti-virus software, develop solutions for neutralizing such objects, and minimize the number of false positives. Participation in KSN also enables other users of KSN to receive up-to-date information about threats to enterprise IT infrastructure.

When you participate in Kaspersky Security Network, KSMG sends queries about reputation of files, web resources, and software to Kaspersky Security Network, and receives responses containing reputation data for such objects.

Participation in Kaspersky Security Network is voluntary. You can make a decision about participation in the Kaspersky Security Network after the cluster is created in the application web interface (the SettingsExternal servicesKSN/KPSNKSN/KPSN settings section). It can be reversed at any time.

For more details on participation in Kaspersky Security Network, please refer to the Kaspersky Security Network Statement.

If you do not want to participate in KSN, you can use the Kaspersky Private Security Network (hereinafter also referred to as KPSN). KPSN is a solution that allows users to access the reputation databases of Kaspersky Security Network and other statistical data without sending data from their computers to Kaspersky Security Network.

If you want to purchase the Kaspersky Private Security Network application, you can contact Kaspersky partners in your region.

Participation in KSN is configured on the Control node and is applied to all Secondary nodes in a the cluster.

In this Help section

Configuring participation in Kaspersky Security Network

Configuring the usage of Kaspersky Private Security Network

Monitoring KSN/KPSN operation

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