GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner named winner in the W2KNews Target Awards 2005

June 23, 2005 - 12:00

London, UK – GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) was voted the winner of the Sixth Annual Target Awards 2005 in the Vulnerability Scanners category by W2KNews, a large online newsletter dedicated to Windows NT/2000/2003 issues. The Target Awards are given to top Windows NT/2000/2003 utilities in 31 different categories through an online reader poll. 

 “The Target Awards represent our attempt to highlight the ultimate shortlist of the best tools that system administrators look for in a number of categories,” says Stu Sjouwerman, editor-in-chief of W2Knews.  “We congratulate this year’s winners.”

“GFI LANguard N.S.S. truly is a winning product, as testified by thousands of customers from all over the world. It has topped its market segment thanks to its sound security scanning features such as the capability to audit your network for security vulnerabilities and check for unnecessary shares, open ports and so on,” explained Andre Muscat, GFI Product Manager. “Its ability to check for and deploy missing security patches and service packs in  the OS and Office, coupled with its wireless node/link detection and USB device scanning make it a must-have tool – especially considering its unbeatable pricing.”

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

About the Target Awards
The Target Awards attempt to highlight best-of-breed, real-world solutions in multiple categories of system management tools. W2Knews readers are asked to go to a special voting site, where they are presented with a list of categories and finalists. The lists of categories and finalists are created by the W2Knews editor-in-chief to reflect real-world solutions.  Votes are tracked by IP address and cookies are placed on voter's workstations to reduce multiple voting by one user. The final voting database was tabulated and scrubbed to reduce the chance of ballot-stuffing by finalists.  The Target Awards is a non-scientific poll.

About W2KNews
With a circulation to over 300,000 email addresses, W2Knews is one of the largest online global newsletters designed for NT/2000/2003 system administrators and power users who need to keep Windows networks up and running. Every week readers get pragmatic, from-the-trenches news regarding NT/2000/2003 and third party system management tools.

W2KNews is an operating unit of Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of anti-spam and Windows infrastructure management solutions. Sunbelt Software is part of the Sunbelt International Group, which includes Sunbelt Software and Sunbelt System Software in Europe. The Sunbelt System Software group has offices in the UK, France, Belgium, Sweden and Germany.

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