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Version 12.4

Released: July 26, 2018

The latest version of GFI LanGuard version 12.4 is now available for download.

This new version of GFI LanGuard 12.4 brings in new support for Linux and macOS Operating Systems as well as numerous fixes.

See the Release Notes below for a complete list of updates.

New:

  • Support Ubuntu 16.04 and later
  • Support macOS High Sierra (version 10.13)
  • Bitlocker disk encryption status

Fixes:

  • Synchronize with Active Directory
  • Reboot at specific times after remediation
  • Vulnerability Trend over Time
  • Version reporting of Windows 10
  • Scanning multiple computers simultaneously
  • Deadlocks when writing the database
  • Authentication issues with accounts.gfi.com
  • Vulnerability OVAL links
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements

Downloads and Upgrades:

For product downloads and information about upgrading GFI LanGuard, visit the GFI Upgrade Center.

If you have additional queries about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us or an authorized GFI Partner directly.


Version 12.3

Released: January 30, 2018

The latest version of GFI LanGuard version 12.3 is now available for download.

This new version of GFI LanGuard brings added support for macOS High Sierra, increased product security and improved reporting capabilities. Many additional customer reported fixes are also included with this release.

See the Release Notes below for a complete list of updates.

New/improved features and improvements:

  • NEW: macOS High Sierra (10.13) Support
  • NEW: Update Apache to 2.4.29
  • NEW: Verification of downloaded packages
  • NEW: Ability to specify custom SQL database name during installation
  • NEW: Updated charting/reporting component (desktop console)
  • NEW: Updated charting/reporting component (web console)

Fixes:

  • FIX: Unable to set the alternative credentials password for groups.
  • FIX: Enterprise editions being switched to Education edition when installing Fall Creators update 1709
  • FIX: Custom scan is stuck in a certain scenario
  • FIX: Malware protection sensor is gray for Windows machines
  • FIX: Remediation including security sensors is grayed out
  • FIX: Updated Windows 10 OS version reporting
  • FIX: Loopback IP Address being reported from agent causes remediation to occur on LG machine
  • FIX: Redmediation enabled column does not updated until filter change
  • FIX: Several fixes to Japanese translations
  • FIX: Several fixes to Chinese translations
  • FIX: Recovery from corrupted scanresults.mdb
  • FIX: History of any scanned client computer is not available in German installation

Support added: macOS High Sierra (10.13)

Note upcoming changes to requirements: GFI LanGuard 12.3 is the last version that will support the console/web console installation on the following systems (agents will not be impacted):

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Downloads and Upgrades:

For product downloads and information about upgrading GFI LanGuard, visit the GFI Upgrade Center.

If you have additional queries about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us or an authorized GFI Partner directly.


Version 12.2

Released: October 11, 2017

The latest version of GFI LanGuard version 12.2 is now available for download.

This new version of GFI LanGuard brings update capabilities for Windows 10 releases providing full support for automatically deploying Microsoft Windows 10 anniversary updates, the ability to run GFI LanGuard in environments without SSL or TLS 1.0, and customer requested enhancements including improved reporting of Linux machines.

Release Notes: Version 12.2

New features and improvements:

  • New: Support for detecting and deploying Microsoft Windows 10 anniversary updates
  • New: Support environments where SSL and TLS 1.0 are disabled, supporting the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) compliance requirement
  • New: Support for scanning Linux computers using a SUDO account with private key authentication
  • Fix: Port 8733 is listening when the GFI LanGuard Service Update Service is running
  • Fix: Security sensors are showing Green instead of Grey for Linux machines
  • Fix: GFI LanGuard trying to scan Linux machine as Windows machine
  • Fix: Database file patchautodownload.mdb gets corrupted
  • Fix: Various other internal fixes and improvements

Downloads and Upgrades:

For product downloads and information about upgrading GFI LanGuard, visit the GFI Upgrade Center.

If you have additional queries about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us or an authorized GFI Partner directly.


Version 12.1

Released: February 21, 2017

In the latest version of GFI LanGuard, some changes have been introduced to the way licence keys are handled in the product. GFI LanGuard will now make use of account based licence key management, instead of manual inputting of product keys. By logging in with your GFI Customer Account credentials through the product’s interface, you will be able to automatically import your licence keys without manual copy-pasting. In addition to that, when there are changes to the keys (such as increase/decrease of units, or upgraded keys) the product will sync these changes automatically.

Via this update, we have also greatly improved product stability and product quality to ensure you get the smoothest experience when protecting and managing your network with GFI LanGuard. In addition to that, we have also included:

  • Sudo support for Linux scans. Enabling deeper control over scanning permissions by allowing admins to setup and use service accounts with sudo rights to conduct scans.
  • Post patch deployment reboot options. New post-deployment option to reboot devices only if a reboot is required by a particular patch. This additional option allows IT admins to choose between always rebooting a device, never rebooting a device, or only reboot the device if the patch requires a reboot.
  • Web Console access for multi-lingual accounts. Adding the ability for the Web central management console to be accessed (in English) for multilingual accounts.
  • Support for Windows Server 2016 Standard/DataCenter.

If you have additional queries about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us or an authorized GFI Partner directly.


Version 12

Released: April 21, 2016

The new GFI LanGuard version takes the product to a whole new level. In addition to the existing desktop user interface, this new version is powered by a NEW web-based reporting interface that provides easy remote access and improved scalability.

These new release includes: 

  • Easy remote access - Access the web-based user interface over a secure (https) connection supported by all major browsers in order to view product dashboards (and data), statuses and reports.
  • Centralized reporting - Customers with large networks can install multiple GFI LanGuard instances (sites) and one web console that provides centralized view and aggregated reporting across all instances.
  • Improved scalability - The new web based reporting interface has been tested with a database of around 60k and performed well under these conditions.
  • User roles and permissions - The new web console integrates with Active Directory users for credentials and authentication meaning customers can configure users’ access to each site through AD. Users can have read only (auditors) or full rights (admins) for each site.
  • Concurrent access - This will allow multiple users to use the web console at the same time while allowing multiple IT admins to report on different parts of the network in parallel.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us or an authorized GFI Partner directly. 

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