July 05, 2007 - 12:00
London, UK – GFI Software, an international developer of network security, content security and messaging software, today announced that its vulnerability management solution GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.)™ was named as a winner of the ‘Best of Tech•Ed Awards 2007’, in the Security category, by Penton Media’s Windows IT ProÂ®, SQL Server MagazineÂ® and Office & Sharepoint Pro.com.
GFI LANguard N.S.S. is an essential, cost-effective solution for businesses to safeguard their systems and networks from hacker attacks and security breaches. The product scans the entire network, carrying out over 15,000 vulnerability assessments, and identifies all possible security threats. When the scan is complete, GFI LANguard N.S.S. provides the functionality required to install and manage patches in all 38 languages supported by Microsoft products. This means that administrators can rectify vulnerabilities on the network in a fast and effective manner, thereby narrowing a hacker’s window of opportunity to breach the network.
GFI LANguard N.S.S. was one of over 260 IT products and services submitted for the contest and the judges chose 45 finalists to be interviewed at Tech•Ed in Orlando, Florida. The interviews were conducted in early June and the winners were announced on June 6, 2007 at an evening reception at the Peabody Hotel Orlando.
"This is the sixth year of this awards program and every year we see a substantial increase in the number and level of entries,“ said Karen Forster, group editorial and strategic director. “While we had many worthy products, the winners clearly demonstrated their products’ strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and the value they provide to customers."
Commenting on the awards, Andre Muscat, Director of Engineering at GFI, said: “We are very happy that one of our leading network security products, GFI LANguard N.S.S. has won the Best of TechEd 2007 award in the security category. This award is testament to the constant effort put into creating an integrated vulnerability management solution that helps administrators to make their network more secure and does not require a massive investment. GFI LANguard N.S.S. is a best of breed solution that is competitively priced and well within the budgets of the majority of SMBs.”
A trial version of GFI LANguard N.S.S. can be downloaded from http://www.gfi.com/downloads/downloads.aspx?pid=lanss&lid=en.
For more information on GFI LANguard N.S.S. visit http://www.gfi.com/lannetscan/.
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.