GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner named finalist in Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines' Best of TechEd 2005 Awards

June 06, 2005 - 12:00

GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner named finalist in Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines' Best of TechEd 2005 Awards


GFI’s security scanning and patch management tool makes the security category shortlist

London, UK – GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) is one of 31 finalists in the Best of TechEd 2005 Awards conducted by Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines. GFI’s security scanning and patch management product has been shortlisted in the competition’s security category.  Winners will be determined and announced during the Microsoft TechEd 2005 event being held this week in Orlando, FL, where GFI is exhibiting at booth 323.

“We reviewed more than 260 entries for this year's Best of TechEd on strategic importance to the market, competitive advantages and value to the customer. This year's nominations really highlighted how third party vendors provide IT infrastructure with both stand-alone solutions and products that extend Windows, Exchange, ASP.NET, SQL Server, and other technologies,” said Adam Carheden, MCSE, CCNA, Product and Technology Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine.

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. For more information and to download the product, one can visit http://www.gfi.com/lannetscan/.

About the Windows IT Pro Group
The Windows IT Pro Group, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, includes content from flagship print publication Windows IT Pro, three monthly paid subscription print newsletters, 12 direct-request email newsletters and a web site resource for more than two million IT professionals each month. First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field and has a paid subscription base of 105,000. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach in 160 countries.

The franchise also includes SQL Server Magazine, with 30,000 paid subscribers, more than 210,000 web site visitors monthly and two email newsletters sent to more than 130,000 opt-in subscribers. The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) named SQL Server Magazine “Magazine of the Year” in the less-than-80,000 circulation category in 2002. The two publications generate nine million page impressions monthly, host 2.5 million unique visitors to their web sites monthly, and have more than one million readers with opt-in subscriptions to their email newsletters.  The Windows IT Pro Group is the world’s leading producer of custom Roadshows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT professionals.

More information is available at http://www.windowsitpro.com/awards.

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.