Read this Quick Start Guide to get going with Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud. The Guide contains tips about managing your users and installing security applications on their devices.
Quick start scenario
After you perform the quick start scenario, the devices in your organization will become protected. The quick start scenario contains the following steps:
To start using Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud, you need an account on the Kaspersky Business Hub portal. To create an account:
After you have created the account, you can create your first workspace. We recommend that you first create one test workspace, connect your own devices to it, and test any modifications to the settings, noting the results.
We recommend that you create a separate workspace for each company that you manage, even if a company only has a few users. In this way, you will be able to do the following:
To create a company workspace:
After you create a company workspace, you must perform initial setup of Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud. Initial setup starts automatically when you start Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console for the first time.
Once your first workspace is prepared, you can start with following the main setup steps provided in the Information panel → Getting started section. These steps include adding user accounts, connecting their devices to Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud, and creating an Apple Push Notification service (APNs) certificate (which you need if you want to manage iOS devices).
These steps are divided into three groups:
You already took these steps when you created the workspace.
You must take this step to start protection of the devices:
Add users by providing their email addresses. An invitation is sent to the email address; this invitation holds the download link to the security application. The user's device is recognized when the user clicks the link, ensuring that the proper software is downloaded.
We recommend that you take these steps to enhance the protection of devices.
Next to each user in the Users section, the Default security profile has been assigned. This is the security profile with the default settings as recommended by Kaspersky experts.
In the Security management → Security profiles section, you can create different security profiles (or copy existing security profiles) and assign them to different users. Every new security profile holds the default settings until you modify them. Each security profile holds four tabs for the respective platforms: Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
When creating a security profile, take into consideration the organizational structure of the company that you manage. The security profile for a developer may differ from the one used for a sales representative or a human resources assistant. Name each security profile accordingly.
We recommend that you prevent users from modifying or deleting the security applications installed on their devices. Therefore, define the following settings:
After defining the required settings of security profiles, you can assign the security profiles to the intended users.
After you have created a workspace for every company, specify the license for each company in the company workspace. Click Information panel → License, and then enter the activation code.
The activation code will be distributed automatically to the security applications, which may take 15 minutes, as the applications attempt to sync with the workspace every 15 minutes.
You can define other optional settings.
The information about events is not aggregated. Each event is sent in a separate email message. If you want to configure the delivery of event notifications, be ready to receive a large number of email messages to your mailbox.