To protect the user's computer more effectively, Kaspersky Web Traffic Security uses data that is received from users around the globe. Kaspersky Security Network is designed to collect such data.
Kaspersky Security Network (hereinafter also referred to as KSN) is an infrastructure of cloud services providing access to the Kaspersky Lab online knowledge base containing information about the reputation of files, web resources, and software. Data from Kaspersky Security Network ensures that Kaspersky Web Traffic Security responds faster to new objects that have not yet been added to the anti-virus databases, improves the performance of some protection components, and reduces the risk of false alarms.
Thanks to users who participate in Kaspersky Security Network, Kaspersky Lab is able to promptly receive information about the types and sources of objects that have not yet been added to the anti-virus databases, develop solutions for neutralizing them, and minimize the number of false alarms.
When you participate in Kaspersky Security Network, certain statistics collected while Kaspersky Web Traffic Security is running are automatically sent to Kaspersky Lab. Files or parts of files that could be exploited by hackers to harm the computer or data may also be sent to Kaspersky Lab for additional analysis.
No personal data is collected, processed, or stored. The types of data that Kaspersky Web Traffic Security sends to Kaspersky Security Network are described in the KSN Statement.
Participation in Kaspersky Security Network is voluntary. The decision whether or not to participate in Kaspersky Security Network is made during the installation of Kaspersky Web Traffic Security, and can be changed at any time.
If you do not want to participate in KSN, you can use Kaspersky Private Security Network (hereinafter also referred to as KPSN). KPSN is a solution that allows users to access the reputation databases of Kaspersky Security Network and other statistical data without actually sending data from their own computers to Kaspersky Security Network.
If you want to purchase Kaspersky Private Security Network, you can contact Kaspersky Lab partners in your region.