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GFI LanGuard Server

System requirements: Hardware

Hardware requirements depend on network size. Refer to table below for the minimum specifications according to your network size.

  1 to 100 100 to 500 500 to 3000*
Processor 2 GHz Dual Core 2.8 GHz Dual Core 3 GHz Quad Core
Physical Storage 5 GB 10 GB 20 GB
Memory 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB
Network bandwidth 1544 kbps 1544 kbps 1544 kbps

*Note: if you are looking to manage thousands of devices with GFI LanGuard we recommend that you contact us for pricing as well as suggestions regarding the proper management and deployment of this solution.

System requirements: Software

Supported operating systems (x86 or x64):

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2011

Other server components

The following components are required to be installed on the server where GFI LanGuard is installed:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1

Supported databases

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition 2008 R2 or later (free version)

Note: It is recommended that database files are stored on fast disks such as SSD for optimal performance.

Target computer components

The following components are required to be installed on target computers for GFI LanGuard to be able to scan them:

  • Secure Shell (SSH) - Required for UNIX/Linux/Mac OS based scan targets. Commonly included as part of all major UNIX/Linux distributions.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) - Required to scan Windows-based scan targets. Included in all Windows XP or newer operating systems.
  • Enable File and Printer Sharing.
  • Enable Remote Registry.

Mobile devices management sources

GFI LanGuard is able to audit mobile devices that connect to the following services:

  • Microsoft Exchange 2007 and higher
  • Office 365
  • Google Apps
  • Apple Profiles Manager

GFI LanGuard Agents

Supported operating systems (x86 or x64):

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard/Enterprise (including R2)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate/Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate/Home
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (with the latest service pack)
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 (with the latest service pack)

GFI LanGuard Agent footprint

The target scan machines should cater for the minimum required resources specified below:

  • RAM: 25MB
  • Agent disk space: 600MB

GFI LanGuard Relay Agent

GFI LanGuard Relay Agents act as cache stores for GFI LanGuard program updates and patches, allowing for reduced network bandwidth consumption between the GFI LanGuard Server and client computers.

A computer is eligible as Relay Agent when:

  • It has good uptime (an offline Relay Agent incapacitates its clients)
  • It has a fast network connection to its clients
  • It has enough disk space for caching

System requirements: Hardware

  1 to 100 clients 100 to 500 clients 500 to 1000 clients
Processor 2 GHz dual core 2 GHz dual core 2.8 GHz dual core
Physical Storage 5 GB 10 GB 20 GB
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 4 GB
Network bandwidth 100 Mbps 100 Mbps 1 Gbps

Supported Features per Device, Operating Systems and Application

  Device Identification and Port Scanning Vulnerability Assessment Patch Management Software Audit Hardware Audit
Windows Server Versions          
Windows Server 2012 R2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard/Enterprise (including R2) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Standard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 (SP1) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows client versions          
Microsoft Windows 10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional/Enterprise Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate/Home Premium Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate/Home Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2 or higher) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (SP4) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Third Party Applications          
Microsoft Office - Yes Yes - -
Microsoft Exchange - Yes Yes - -
Microsoft SQL Server - Yes Yes - -
Microsoft Visual Studio - Yes Yes - -
Other Microsoft applications (click for full list) - Yes Yes - -
Java Runtime Environment - Yes Yes - -
Adobe Flash Player - Yes Yes - -
Adobe Reader - Yes Yes - -
Adobe AIR - Yes Yes - -
Adobe Shockwave Player - Yes Yes - -
Mozilla Firefox - Yes Yes - -
Apple Safari - Yes Yes - -
Apple QuickTime - Yes Yes - -
Apple iTunes - Yes Yes - -
Opera Browser - Yes Yes - -
Other vendors (click for full list) - Yes Yes - -
Linux Distributions          
Mac OS X 10.5 and higher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and higher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CentOS 5 and higher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu 10.04 and higher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Debian 6 and higher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and higher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
openSUSE 11 and higher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fedora 19 and higher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other distributions Yes Yes - Yes Yes
Virtual Machines (with supported operating systems)          
Vmware Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Hyper-V Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Virtual PC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oracle VirtualBox Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Citrix Xen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parallels Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Devices          
Cisco (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
HP (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
3Com (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
Dell (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
SonicWALL (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
Juniper (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
NETGEAR (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
Nortel (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
Alcatel (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
IBM (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
Linksys (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
D-Link (click for full list) Yes Yes - - -
Other vendors Yes - - - -
Mobile Devices




Google Android Yes Yes - - -
Apple iOS Yes Yes - - -
Windows Phone Yes Yes - - -