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Patch management: Fix vulnerabilities before an attack

Patch management is vital to your business. Network security breaches are most commonly caused by missing network patches. GFI LanGuard scans and detects network vulnerabilities before they are exposed, reducing the time required to patch machines on your network. GFI LanGuard patches Microsoft®, Mac® OS X®, Linux® and more than 60 third-party applications, and deploys both security and non-security patches.

Vulnerability assessment: Discover security threats early

More than 60,000 vulnerability assessments are carried out across your networks, including virtual environments, mobile and network devices. GFI LanGuard scans your operating systems, virtual environments and installed applications through vulnerability check databases such as OVAL and SANS Top 20. GFI LanGuard enables you to analyze the state of your network security, identify risks and address how to take action before it is compromised.

Network auditing: Analyze your network centrally

GFI LanGuard provides a detailed analysis of the state of your network. This includes applications or default configurations posing a security risk. GFI LanGuard also gives you a complete picture of installed applications; hardware on your network; mobile devices that connect to the Exchange servers; the state of security applications (antivirus, anti-spam, firewalls, etc.); open ports; and any existing shares and services running on your machines.

Virtual security consultant

GFI LanGuard assists you in key areas.

Vulnerability assessment

Over 50,000 vulnerability assessments are carried out across your network, including your virtual environments.

Inventory assessment

For additional security, GFI LanGuard allows you to create an asset inventory of every device on your network.

TCO reduction

Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by centralizing vulnerability scanning, patch management and network auditing.

Patch management

Tackles the risk of missing patches by providing on-demand or fully automated detection and downloading.

Network and software audits

GFI LanGuard provides a detailed analysis of what is happening on your network.

Change management

The best way to maintain a secure network over time is to know exactly what’s happening on your network.

Compliance

To help you maintain a secure and compliant network, GFI LanGuard provides a complete view of your network setup and an on-time risk analysis.

Hardware

Hardware requirements depend on network size. Refer to table below for the minimum specifications according to your network size.

 Clients 1 to 100 100 to 500 500 to 3000*
Processor 2 GHz Dual Core 2.8 GHz Dual Core 3 GHz Quad Core
Physical Storage 5 GB 10 GB 20 GB
Memory 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB
Network bandwidth 1544 kbps 1544 kbps 1544 kbps

Software requirements

Supported operating systems (x86 or x64)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard/DataCenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (including R2) Standard/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (including R2) Standard/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2011

Other server components

The following components are required to be installed on the server where GFI LanGuard is installed:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1

Supported database backends

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition 2008 R2 or later (free version)

Note: It is recommended that database files are stored on fast disks such as SSD for optimal performance.

Domain: The server where the Platform is deployed must be joined to an Active Directory domain
Internet Information Services (IIS): Required to access the GFI OneGuard web interface. If not found, this is automatically installed by GFI OneGuard during installation
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1: If not found, this is automatically installed by GFI OneGuard during installation.
ASP.NET 4.5.1: If not found, this is automatically installed by GFI OneGuard during installation.

GFI LanGuard and TLS 1.1 or higher

If you plan to deploy GFI LanGuard in an environment where TLS 1.1 and above is running, you need to enable FIPS-Compliant algorithms on the computer where the GFI LanGuard is installed. Click here for more details

Target computer components

The following components are required to be installed on target computers for GFI LanGuard to be able to scan them:

  • Secure Shell (SSH) – Required for UNIX/Linux/Mac OS based scan targets. Commonly included as part of all major UNIX/Linux distributions.
  • Enable File and Printer Sharing.
  • Enable Remote Registry.
  • Click here for the full list of GFI LanGuard system requirements, including the requirements of the Agent and the Relay Agent.

Knowledge base

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Physicians know how to treat human-borne viruses but are often unprepared to deal with the ones disseminated by computers. These threats, which carry legal, financial and public relations consequences, must be managed effectively to protect your practice and its patients.

Vulnerability management: Key questions you should be asking

Is vulnerability management critical for a business? Aren’t traditional security tools sufficient to protect and secure the network? Yes, to the first question and a resounding no, to the second! Every system can be made more secure and vulnerability management solutions will not only show where to secure, but how to do it and deliver the patches and updates to achieve it. This whitepaper explains why.

Vulnerability scanning: Your company's personal virtual security consultant

Managing a large and growing PC estate is no simple matter, particularly if you are doing it manually. Keeping a close watch on a couple of PCs can be straightforward, and a diligent IT manager will manage to keep such machines fully patched and free of troublesome software. But what happens when your estate grows beyond one or two machines?

Patch management: Fixing vulnerabilities before they are exploited

Managing and administering software updates remains one of the most challenging and resource-intensive tasks an IT department undertakes on a daily basis. This white paper examines the important role played by patch management to help organizations keep their PC real estate fully up-to-date with the latest security patches, without unduly compromising reliability, productivity, security and data integrity.

GFI and FB Security Group does not do any form of refund. We encourage and highly recommend that you take advantage of their “Try before you buy” policy: Use the 30-day free trial period to thouroughly test and evaluate the product before purchasing.