GFI LANguard N.S.S. chosen as a SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Award Winner

September 15, 2004 - 12:00

Penton Media’s SQL Server Magazine announced today that GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) was selected a winner in the Security category of the SQL Server Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards. 

“Recognition from customers in the industry is an honor and is the ultimate “seal of approval” for the products that won,” said Kim Paulsen, Group Publisher, SQL Server Magazine. “The SQL Server Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards were started as a way for readers to choose and recommend the best technology products in the industry. The awards program gives readers the opportunity to voice their opinions and for leading technology companies to receive the recognition they deserve.”

Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 10 broad technology categories. The ballot included the following categories: Business applications, Business intelligence products, Development tools, Disaster prevention recovery, Hardware, Security, Storage, SQL Server management, Training and certification, and Web-based services. The full review is available at this link:

“Few people know more about the best values in SQL Server-related products and services than SQL Server Magazine readers – the people who actually use the products and buy them on behalf of their organizations,” said Kathy Blomstrom, editor, SQL Server Magazine. “By voting for their favorite products and services, our readers have rewarded excellence in the SQL Server market.”

About GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.)
GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) checks networks for possible security vulnerabilities by scanning the entire network for missing security patches, service packs, open shares, open ports, unused user accounts and more. With this information (displayed in customisable reports), administrators can easily lock down their networks 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 is very competitively priced, costing $495 for 100 IPs, for example, and $995 for unlimited IPs. More product information and a free trial version are available at
About SQL Server Magazine
SQL Server Magazine is the definitive guide to building high-performance, reliable, scalable, and secure business solutions using SQL Server and Microsoft .NET technologies. SQL Server Magazine is the only resource devoted to providing database developers and administrators, application programmers, and business intelligence architects the technical, tactical, and hands-on information they need to implement and maintain world-class systems.

About Penton Media
Penton Media ( is a diversified business-to-business media company that provides high-quality content and integrated marketing solutions to the following industries: business technology/enterprise IT; aviation; design/engineering; electronics; food/retail; government/compliance; leisure/hospitality; manufacturing; mechanical systems/construction; health/nutrition and natural and organic products; and supply chain. Founded in 1892, Penton produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences and online media, and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.

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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