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GFI LANguard N.S.S. named network Testing and Auditing Gold winner in TechTarget's 2005 'Products of the Year' awards

London, UK – GFI today announced that TechTarget’s SearchWindowsSecurity.com has selected GFI’s security scanning and patch management application, GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S), as Gold Winner of the Testing and Auditing category of its 2005 ‘Products of the Year’ awards. Every year, editors at TechTarget's portfolio of Windows sites, together with a panel of independent judges, scour the market for the year's most innovative products delivering value to Windows IT shops.

GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner was chosen from among 175 new products submitted for consideration to SearchWindowsSecurity.com editors in three categories. The awards were judged by the editors of TechTarget’s SearchWindowsSecurity.com, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Judges selected the Products of the Year among testing and auditing products introduced, upgraded and shipped between 30 September, 2004 and 1 October, 2005. The winners were selected according innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

“It is truly an honor to be named one of the best products in the testing and auditing category by such a respected industry publication and demanding team of judges,” said Andre Muscat, Product Manager for GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner. “This award lends credibility to our customers’ choice of GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner as the right solution provider to help them meet their network security challenges.”

About GFI LANguard N.S.S.
GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) checks a network for possible security vulnerabilities by scanning the entire network for missing security patches, services packs, open shares, open ports, unused user accounts and more. With this information (displayed in customizable reports), administrators can easily lock down their network against hackers. GFI LANguard N.S.S. can also remotely deploy missing patches and service packs in applications and OS. GFI LANguard N.S.S. is the leading Windows security scanner and very competitively priced, starting at just $495 for 32 IPs. For more information and to download the product, one can visit http://www.gfi.com/lannetscan/.

About SearchWindowsSecurity.com
SearchWindowsSecurity.com is the Web's best Windows-specific security resource for enterprise IT professionals. It is designed to help those working in the trenches of Windows administration, deployment and infrastructure security. The site provides targeted search, news, research and interaction with peers and experts. Our readers are kept abreast of the most up-to-date, must-know Windows security tools, patches, flaws and technical information, while learning how to proactively handle security issues in the process. SearchWindowsSecurity.com is the largest online source of Windows security e-newsletters, white papers and Webcasts. More information can be found at http://www.SearchWindowsSecurity.com

About GFI
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. GFI has offices in the US, Malta, UK, Hong Kong and Australia which support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners worldwide. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at http://www.gfi.com.