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 and reduces the time required to patch machines on your network. GFI LanGuard patches Microsoft ®, Mac® OS X® and other third-party operating systems and applications; and deploys both security and non-security patches.
Vulnerability assessment: Discover security threats early
GFI LanGuard provides a detailed analysis of what is happening on your network – which applications or default configurations, that are posing a security risk. GFI LanGuard gives you a complete picture of installed applications, hardware on your network, the state of security applications (antivirus, anti-spam, firewalls, etc.), open ports, and any existing shares and services running on your machines.
Network auditing: Analyze your network centrally
More than 50,000 vulnerability assessments are carried out across your networks, including virtual environments. 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 to the network, determine its degree of exposure, and address how to take action before it is compromised.
Patch management for operating systems
GFI LanGuard’s patch management feature scans your network automatically or on demand. It gives you all the functionality and tools needed to effectively install and manage patches on all machines across different Microsoft and Mac OS X operating systems as well as applications in all supported languages.
Patch management for third-party applications
GFI LanGuard offers patch management support for third-party software (over and above for both Microsoft and Apple®), enabling administrators to detect, download and deploy missing patches for supported applications in the same way as it is done for Microsoft or Mac OS X updates.
During security audits, more than 50,000 vulnerability assessments are conducted, scanning the network IP by IP. With GFI LanGuard, you can perform multi-platform scans (Windows, Mac OS®, Linux) across all environments, including virtual machines, and analyze your network’s security setup and status.
Track latest vulnerabilities and missing updates
GFI LanGuard ships with a complete and thorough vulnerability assessment database, including standards such as OVAL (5,000+ checks) and SANS Top 20. This database is regularly updated with information from BugTraq, SANS Corporation, OVAL, CVE and others.
Integration with security applications
GFI LanGuard integrates with more than 2,500 critical security applications in the following categories: antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall, anti-phishing, backup client, VPN client, URL filtering, patch management, web browser, instant messaging, peer-to-peer, disk encryption, data loss prevention, and device access control.
Network device vulnerability checks
Not only does GFI LanGuard, runs vulnerability checks on computers on your network, it also supports a number of network devices such as printers, routers and switches from manufacturers like HP and Cisco.
Network and software auditing
GFI LanGuard’s network auditing gives you a comprehensive view of your network such as – what USB devices are connected, what software is installed, any open shares, open ports and weak passwords in use, and hardware information.
Powerful interactive dashboard
It provides a summary of the current network security status and a history of all relevant changes in the network over time. It also drills down through information, from network-wide security sensors to individual security scan results.
Support for virtual environments
Organizations that use or plan on using virtualization on their network can install and use a range of GFI products with confidence.
Helps you comply with PCI DSS and other regulations
All businesses handling cardholder data with the regardless of size, have to be fully compliant with strict security standards drawn up by the world’s major credit card companies.
Multiply the value of GFI LanGuard with powerful reporting – its reports are designed to satisfy the requirements of both management and technical staff.
The agent technology enables automated network security audits and distributes the scanning load across the client machines. The administrator simply needs to define the network perimeter and provide credentials to enable automatic network discovery, agent deployment and auditing of the client machines. Manual intervention is only necessary when a fine-tuning is required.