GFI LANguard 9.0 Eases Network Security for SMBs
LANguard 9.0 is the latest iteration of GFI's network vulnerability and patch management software. The tool is most useful to SMBs; larger enterprises will want to find something more scalable. The latest version can tell whether a device scanned is real or virtual and can launch a remote desktop connection to a scanned Windows client with one click. It also offers automatic remediation of unauthorized applications.Vulnerability assessment and patch management go hand-in-hand as essential network and end point security administration. There are a lot of products that scan for vulnerabilities such as open TCP ports, open shares, unused user accounts, weak passwords and missing security updates. Combining those scans with automated deployment of new patches for operating systems, applications, security software and custom applications moves these products from diagnosis to remediation. From the smallest home office to the largest multinational company, conducting proactive vulnerability assessment and patch management is a time consuming-yet necessary-task.
GFI LANguard traces its heritage to the days when a vulnerability assessment tool could survey and scan the network and then generate a report that an administrator would have to follow up on separately. Yet, as networks have grown in size and complexity, simply scanning and reporting missing patches doesn't provide a complete and proactive solution. LANguard can scan and report vulnerabilities as well as take corrective action such as deploying patches to machines running Microsoft Windows.