Kaspersky Security Network

With the rapid development of information technologies and the further spread of the Internet, the number of threats to which computer users are subjected to grows proportionally. The former methods by which malware databases were updated no longer allows for such threats to be prevented in a timely fashion and that is why new security methods are needed. One such method is the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), the aim of which is to decrease the time necessary to detect and block new types of threats. This system collects information about files run on the user’s computer and thus traces the presence of malicious objects and their distribution channels.

The technology also allows unknown files or parts of files to be sent to Kaspersky Lab’s servers, meaning they can be blocked immediately if they are found to be malicious by one of Kaspersky Lab’s specialists.

When a new version is released, users download and install the program distributive. Users’ computers with the 2011 version of the product installed and KSN enabled (i.e. active) send application activity statistics to Kaspersky Lab servers. Based on the information received, a corresponding verdict is assigned to a file: dangerous – not dangerous.

This page is designed to provide you with an overview of the Kaspersky Security Network [KSN] and to give you an idea of how it works. This is an ongoing project and the page will be updated again very soon.

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