MCP Magazine readers choose GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. as "Product We Love"

December 16, 2003 - 12:00

Readers of Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine have named GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor as the best product for “Determining Who’s Accessing What,” according to results published in the December 2003 “Products You Love” issue.

“Lots of magazines do Reader’s Choice or Editor’s Choice awards,” said Senior Editor Keith Ward. “What made ours different is that we listed products based on job tasks, not on some esoteric category. These are the products that help readers do their jobs every day, and that’s why I believe they’re especially valuable.”

Voting in 34 categories took place over a four-day period in November among subscribers of the monthly independent publication. More than 900 readers, representing 110,000 subscribers, voted. “We worked hard to make sure the voting was accurate,” Mr. Ward said. “We kept the voting open only a short time, and required information from voters that we could verify, to make sure there was no ‘ballot-box’ stuffing.”

“MCP Magazine readers are hands-on, so when they say they like a product, it is based on real-world experience,” said Reviews Editor Doug Barney. “Those products that won the voting, such as GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor, are known for solving problems, saving IT money, and offering competitive advantage. Every winner is a worthy addition to any Microsoft professional’s toolbox.”

The final results can be viewed at

About GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.)
GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) performs event log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log management. GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. archives and analyzes the event logs of all network machines and alerts administrators in real time to security issues, attacks and other critical events.

GFI LANguard S.E.L.M.'s intelligent analysis means one does not need to be an 'event guru' to be able to:

  • Monitor users attempting to access secured shares and confidential files
  • Monitor critical servers and create alerts for specific events and conditions occurring on your network
  • Back up and clear event logs automatically on remote machines
  • Detect attacks using local user accounts, and much more!

Pricing starts at US$350 for two servers and 25 workstations. More information and a freeware version for one server and five workstations are available at

About Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine
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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