GFI LanGuard provides a full cycle of network management including network scanning, patching and auditing in order to defend customers against tens of thousands vulnerabilities. Security audits check for over 60,000 vulnerability assessments using an extensive, industrial strength vulnerabilities database incorporating OVAL (11,500+ checks) and SANS Top 20 standards. Innovative agent technology allows the scanning and remediation load to be distributed across machines. Particularly useful in enterprise networks.
Vulnerability scans are multi-platform (Windows, Mac OS, Linux™) and virtual machines are also supported. Additionally, GFI LanGuard can audit smart phones and tablets, printers, switches and routers from manufacturers such as HP, Cisco®, 3Com, Dell, SonicWALL, Juniper, NETGEAR, Nortel, Alcatel, IBM D-Link and Linksys. A graphical threat level indicator provides an intuitive, weighted assessment of the vulnerability status of your infrastructure. Any detected vulnerabilities can be managed by selecting to remediate, ignore, acknowledge or re-categorize as appropriate.
GFI LanGuard enables complete patch management of security and non-security patches to Microsoft operating systems, Mac OS X, major Linux distributions and third-party applications. It can also automate patching for all major web browsers too. It supports many popular third-party applications such as Apple QuickTime®, Adobe® Acrobat®, Adobe® Flash® Player, Adobe® Reader®, Shockwave® Player, Mozilla Firefox®, Mozilla Thunderbird®, Java™ Runtime and many more.
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. Audits can include checking for connected USB devices, smartphones and tablets, software types and versions, the number of open shares, open ports, weak passwords, users or groups no longer in use and the security health status of Linux systems on your network.
Along side the standard GFI LanGuard product interface, the product also includes a web based reporting interface that allows administrators to be able to check the status of their network security from any Internet connected device in the world. Customers with large networks can install multiple GFI LanGuard instances and one Web Console that provides centralized view and aggregated reporting across all instances. This allows for virtually unlimited scalability. It also integrates directly with Active Directory for credentials and authentication and customers can configure different users with different usage rights. GFI LanGuard also supports extensive reporting, including technical, managerial and compliance standard-specific reports (PCI-DSS, HIPAA, CIPA, SOX, etc.).