GFI LanGuard 2014 R2 is a network vulnerability scanner, patch management, and network auditing tool. There are currently over 1,500,000 nodes with LanGuard deployed.In this article I will answer some of the most frequent questions I receive about licensing GF LanGuard.

Subscription Model:

GFI LanGuard may licensed on a 1, 2 or 3 year subscription

Starting with GFI LanGuard 2014 R2, the software license is no longer perpetual. Because some businesses continued to use LanGuard without paying maintenance, they did not realize that patch management updates were not happening, thus making outdated versions of LanGuard a threat. This has been eliminated by the subscription model. 10 days after the subscription ends, LanGuard will cease to function.

LanGuard is Licensed by the Node:

A node is defined as an IP address that is discoverable or reachable through a connection by NETBIOS or SNMP queries, or ICMP Pings.

Support and Version Upgrades:

Your subscription to LanGuard includes GFI technical support at no additional cost. You are also entitled to version upgrades at no cost during your subscription period.

Tiered Pricing:

GFI sells nodes of LanGuard in tiers 10 to 24, 25 to 49,50 to 99, 100 to 249, 250 to 499, 500 to 999, 1000 to 1999, 2000 to 2999, and 3000+. As with most products the more purchased the lower the cost per node.

Additional Licenses and Version Upgrades:

At anytime you may add additional nodes. The minimum addon license is 5 nodes. An import thing to keep in mind is that tiered pricing applies to Additional Licenses as well as new ones. Therefore it is important to make sure to purchase an adequate number of licenses initially to maximize your savings.

Should you have an older out of date version of LanGuard, GFI offers a version upgrade program that is approximately 25% cheaper than new licenses

Free 30 Day Trial

Click here for a free 30 day trial of GFI LanGuard. For more information you can call 260.724.2748 or email

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