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GFI LanGuard 2012

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    GFI LanGuard acts as your virtual security consultant to provide all three of these essential security tools: patch management, vulnerability assessment and network auditing - in a single easy-to-use console.

    License: Shareware, $320 to buy  Size: 145566 KB

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GFI LanGuard is an award-winning vulnerability and patch management solution trusted by tens of thousands of businesses to protect millions of computers on their networks.

GFI LanGuard acts as your virtual security consultant to provide all three of these essential security tools: patch management, vulnerability assessment and network auditing - in a single easy-to-use console.

Patch management

GFI LanGuard manages patch deployment for both security and non-security patches to Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft applications and third-party applications - in all supported languages. It also allows auto-download of missing patches as well as patch rollback.

Custom software and scripts can be deployed, giving full flexibility to achieve a consistently configured environment that is secure against vulnerabilities.

Many popular third-party applications are supported, such as Apple QuickTime®, Adobe® Acrobat®, Adobe® Flash® Player, Adobe® Reader®, Shockwave® Player, Mozilla Firefox®, Mozilla Thunderbird®, Java™ Runtime and others. GFI LanGuard also automates patching for all major web browsers running on Windows® systems, including Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Mozilla Firefox®, Google Chrome™, Apple Safari® and Opera™ Browser.

Please visit: http://kbase.gfi.com/showarticle.asp?id=KBID003469 for a full list.

Vulnerability assessment

During security audits, over 50,000 vulnerability assessments are made, using an extensive, industrial strength vulnerabilities database incorporating OVAL (5,000+ checks) and SANS Top 20 standards.

The use of agent technology allows the scanning load to be distributed across machines, and with relay agent technology the remediation load may also be distributed. This is particularly useful in multi-site and large networks.

Scans are multi-platform (Windows, MacOS®, Linux™) and virtual machines are also supported. As well as computers on the network, other devices such as printers, switches and routers from manufacturers such as HP and Cisco® can also be scanned.

Full flexibility is offered with the ability to set up custom vulnerability checks through wizard-assisted screens, to define custom groupings of computers and to create different types of scans and tests with ease.

A graphical threat level indicator provides an intuitive, weighted assessment of the vulnerability status of a scanned computer, or group of computers, or the entire network. Any detected vulnerabilities can be managed by choosing from remediate, ignore, acknowledge and re-categorize as appropriate.

Network auditing

Once you have scanned for vulnerabilities and patched your systems, you can use the GFI LanGuard auditing function to learn everything about your network's security status, including what USB and other portable devices (including iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ phones) are connected; what software has been installed - both authorized and unauthorized; the number of open shares, open ports, weak passwords in use; users or groups no longer in use; and the security health status of Linux systems on your network.

Other Features

  1. Powerful dashboard that processes security audits to provide a summary of network security status
  2. Integration with over 2,500 critical security applications ensuring latest updates and latest definitions are in place Extensive reporting, including technical, managerial and PCI DSS specific reports
  3. Wake-on-LAN support - powering computers on before, and off after scanning - saving energy and maximizing convenience.

This solution gives you a complete picture of your network setup and helps you maintain a secure network state more effectively.

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