Blocking access to unwanted cloud services

You can block access to cloud services that you do not want users to access. You can also allow access to cloud services that were previously blocked.

The blocking capability is available only if you activated Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud under a Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus license.

The blocking capability is available only if you use Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11.2 for Windows or later. Earlier versions of the security application allow you only to monitor the use of cloud services.

You can block or allow access to cloud services in the settings of a security profile, or you can block access to cloud services from the Cloud Discovery widget.

To block or allow access to cloud services in a security profile:

  1. Open Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console.
  2. Select the Security managementSecurity profiles section.

    The Security profiles section contains a list of security profiles configured in Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud.

  3. In the list, select the security profile for the devices on which you want to configure Cloud Discovery.
  4. Click the link with the profile name to open the security profile properties window.

    The security profile properties window displays settings available for all devices.

  5. In the Windows group, select the Management settingsCloud Discovery section.
  6. Do any of the following:
    • If you want to block access to an individual cloud service, select Block in the drop-down list next to the required service.
    • If you want to allow access to an individual cloud service, select Allow in the drop-down list next to the required service.
    • If you want to block access to a category of cloud services, click the Block entire category link next to the name of the required category.
    • If you want to be able to block or allow access to individual cloud services of a blocked category, click the Configure individual services link next to the name of the required category.

      In this case, Management Console restores the settings of access to individual cloud services that you defined before you blocked the entire category.

  7. Click the Save button to save the changes.

Access to the selected services is blocked or allowed.

To block access to a cloud service from the Cloud Discovery widget:

  1. Open the Cloud Discovery widget and select the required cloud service.
  2. In the TOP 10 service users pane, find the user or the security profile for which you want to block the service.
  3. In the required line, in the Security profile column, select Block the service in the profile in the drop-down list.

Access to the selected service is blocked in the settings of the selected security profile.

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