11 good reasons to use GFI LanGuard
Compatible with Microsoft®, Mac OS X® and Linux® operating systems. Scan your network automatically or on demand. Auto-download missing patches or roll-back patches. Also provides third-party patch management support for Apple QuickTime®, Adobe Flash® Player, Mozilla Firefox®, Java® Runtime and more. Automates patching for web browsers running on Windows® systems, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome™ Apple Safari® and Opera™.
GFI LanGuard can identify more than 60,000 vulnerabilities. It scans devices, identifies and categorizes security vulnerabilities, recommends a course of action, and provides tools to resolve the problem. The threat level indicator graph provides a weighted assessment of the vulnerability status of your scanned devices.
Provides a web-based reporting interface using a secure (https) connection. For large networks, you can install multiple GFI LanGuard instances (sites) and use a single web console for a centralized view and aggregated reporting. Reports can be exported to popular formats such as PDF, HTML, XLS, XLSX, RTF and CSV. They can be scheduled and sent by email, and can be used as a template to create custom reports.
GFI LanGuard ships with a vulnerability assessment database, which includes standards such as OVAL (11,500+ checks) and SANS Top 20. The database is regularly updated with information from BugTraq, SANS Corporation, OVAL, CVE and more. The auto-update feature continuously refreshes the system with newly released Microsoft security updates and vulnerability checks.
Integrates with more than 4,000 security applications, including antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall, anti-phishing, backup client, disk encryption, data loss prevention and device access control. Provides status reports and lists of instant messaging or peer-to-peer applications installed on your network, and resolves issues that require attention such as triggering antivirus or anti-spyware updates.
GFI LanGuard keeps your switches, routers, access points and printers secure from attack. It provides vulnerability scanning on smartphones and tablets running Windows, Android™ and iOS® as well as network devices such as printers, routers and switches.
Network auditing gives you a comprehensive view of elements in your network, including connected USB devices, smartphones and tablets, as well as installed software, open shares, open ports, weak passwords and hardware information. Secure your network by closing ports, deleting obsolete users and disabling wireless access points.
The interactive dashboard provides a summary of current network security status and a history of all relevant changes in the network over time. Drill down through information, from network-wide security sensors to individual security scan results.
Supports and runs on common virtualization technologies, such as VMware®, Microsoft Virtual Server, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Citrix® and Parallel. It also detects virtual machines hosted by a scanned computer.
GFI LanGuard provides vulnerability management coupled with extensive reporting to help you comply with standards and regulations. It helps safeguard your network and gauge the effectiveness of your PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GLB/GLBA or PSN CoCo compliance programs.
You can configure GFI LanGuard to run in agent-less or agent-based mode. Agent-based technology enables automated network security audits and distributes the scanning load across client machines.