A hierarchy of Administration Servers
Administration Servers can be arranged in a master / slave hierarchy. Each Administration Server can have several slave Administration Servers (referred to as slave Servers) on different nesting levels of the hierarchy. The nesting level for slave Servers is unrestricted. The administration groups of the master Administration Server will then include the client devices of all slave Administration Servers. Thus, isolated and independent sections of networks can be managed by different Administration Servers which are in turn managed by the master Server.
Virtual Administration Servers are a particular case of slave Administration Servers.
The hierarchy of Administration Servers can be used to do the following:
- Decrease the load on Administration Server (compared to a single installed Administration Server in an entire network).
- Decrease intranet traffic and simplify work with remote offices. You do not have to establish connections between the master Administration Server and all networked devices, which may be located, for example, in different regions. It is sufficient to install a slave Administration Server in each network segment, distribute devices among administration groups of slave Servers, and establish connections between the slave Servers and the master Server over fast communication channels.
- Distribute responsibilities among the anti-virus security administrators. All capabilities for centralized management and monitoring of anti-virus security status in corporate networks remain available.
- How service providers use Kaspersky Security Center. The service provider only needs installed Kaspersky Security Center and Kaspersky Security Center 11 Web Console. To manage a large number of client devices of various organizations, a service provider can add virtual Administration Servers to the hierarchy of Administration Servers.
Each device included in the hierarchy of administration groups can be connected to one Administration Server only. You must independently monitor the connection of devices to Administration Servers. Use the feature for device search in administration groups of different Servers based on network attributes.