Kaspersky Update Utility 2.0

New threats emerge every day. To be able to successfully confront new challenges, security solutions need to update their antivirus databases on a regular basis.

Advantages:

  • You can set up a local update server for selected products. By doing so, you get:

    • uncompromising protection: all corporate computers, including those not connected to the Internet, have an identical level of data protection;
    • substantial savings on traffic when updating antivirus databases: it is no longer necessary for hundreds of corporate computers to download the same security updates from the Internet. Once the utility is installed on the server, it downloads the necessary updates at specified intervals. Updating the antivirus databases of all the computers on an organization’s network can then be performed locally.
  • Update features for personal and corporate products.
  • Support for popular platforms (Microsoft Windows, Linux, SCO Unix).
  • Easy management: the graphic and text-based management interfaces are intuitive and help system administrators quickly customize the required updates and minimize support time.
  • The utility is officially supported by Kaspersky Lab. If you need assistance, please contact Kaspersky Lab Technical Support.

How Can Benefit

  • Are there any computers in your corporate network that have an antivirus solution installed on them, are isolated from the Internet and have problems updating antivirus databases in a timely manner?
  • Are there lots of computers in your corporate network? Would you like to minimize the web traffic associated with updating antivirus databases?
  • Are both corporate and personal products from Kaspersky Lab used in your organization?
  • Are you an ISP provider? Would you like to offer your clients the option of updating their antivirus databases at no extra cost?
  • Do lots of your friends use Kaspersky Lab products? Would you like to reduce your Internet costs?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need Kaspersky Update Utility 2.0.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. We already have Kaspersky Administration Kit (Kaspersky Security Center) installed and running in our organization to update Kaspersky Lab security applications. Why do we need this utility?

    You have to take into account the following two factors related to the installation and running of Kaspersky Administration Kit (Kaspersky Security Center).
    • Kaspersky Administration Kit (Kaspersky Security Center) can only be installed on Microsoft Windows platforms. If you don’t want to use a Microsoft Windows computer as the update source, you can install the utility on an operating system of your choice and use it in the DMZ.
    • With Kaspersky Administration Kit (Kaspersky Security Center) only centrally-managed products can be updated. If unmanaged computers or computers with Kaspersky Lab personal products are present in your corporate network, this utility will make managing security updates much easier.


  2. How are security updates performed if a computer is outside the protected network (e.g. when employees are on business trips)?

    It is best to create configuration profiles for internal and external networks. The product will then switch to external network security settings if the local update server is unavailable.

  3. How can we get the most out of the utility?

    We recommend minimizing the number of products updated with Kaspersky Update Utility by selecting those that are used most often in the organization, e.g. Kaspersky Lab products protecting the mail server and Internet gateway, and antivirus solutions for file servers and workstations. To minimize the time required to update the antivirus signatures on local computers and to optimize the load on the server where the utility is installed, update the antivirus software for file servers and workstations using Kaspersky Update Utility.

    The products protecting the mail server and Internet gateway will contact Kaspersky Lab servers directly to update their databases. This will ensure that both local and Kaspersky Lab update servers are available and the most recent databases are used.

  4. Does the update utility support Kaspersky Security Center 9.0 and Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows?

    Yes, of course.

  5. Which platforms does the utility work on?

    Microsoft Windows, Linux, Free BSD (32- and 64-bit versions). For more details see the Knowledge Base.

  6. How are the settings managed?

    Graphic and text-based interfaces are available for Windows and Linux platforms; a text-based interface is available for FreeBSD.


  7. Where can I find out more about the utility?

    For more details about the utility see the Knowledge Base.

  8. Which languages is the utility available in?

    English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.

  9. Where can I get the utility?

    The application can be downloaded from: http://www.kaspersky.com/download-update-utlity.

System Requirements

Running the application under these operating systems requires at least 128 MB RAM, Intel® Pentium® processor 300 MHz 32-bit (x86) or higher (or equivalent).

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4 or later;
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 or later;
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2 or later;
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional with Service Pack 2 or later;
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Server;

Running the application under these operating systems requires at least 128 MB RAM, Intel® Pentium® processor 300 MHz 64-bit (x64) or higher (or equivalent).

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional x64;
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2003 64bit Server;

Running the application under this operating system requires at least 512 MB RAM, Intel® Pentium® processor 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or higher (or equivalent).

  • Microsoft® Windows Vista®.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7;
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008;

Running the application under this operating system requires at least 512 MB RAM, Intel® Pentium® processor 800 MHz 64-bit (x64) or higher (or equivalent).

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 64bit;
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® x64;
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 64bit;
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 64bit.

Work under these operating systems requires an additional package for Qt 4.6 libraries or above. Running the application under these operating systems requires at least 128 MB RAM, Intel® Pentium® processor 300 MHz 32-bit (x86) or higher (or equivalent).

  • Linux® x86 (GLIBC 2.2.2 or later; kernel version 2.4.* or later);
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6 Server \ Desktop;
  • Fedora 12 or later;
  • OpenSUSE Linux® 11.0 or later;
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition \ Desktop Edition;
  • FreeBSD 7.2 or later

Running on these operating systems requires an additional package for Qt libraries 4.6 or above and ia32-libs. Running the application under these operating systems requires at least 128 MB RAM, Intel® Pentium® processor 300 MHz 64-bit (x64) or higher (or equivalent).

  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6 64bit Server \ Desktop;
  • Fedora 12 64bit or later;
  • OpenSUSE Linux® 64bit 11.0 or later;
  • Ubuntu 10.10 64bit Server Edition \ Desktop Edition;
  • FreeBSD 7.2 64bit or later.

The hard disk space requirements depend on the number of applications to be updated and other factors.

The utility can be downloaded from: http://www.kaspersky.com.

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