Comprehensive network security for businesses
GFI LanGuard® acts as a virtual security consultant offering:
- Patch management
- Vulnerability assessment
- Network auditing
GFI LanGuard is unique in providing all three, reducing your total cost of ownership of these essential security tools. It also assists you in asset inventory, change management, risk analysis and proving compliance.
GFI LanGuard is an award-winning solution trusted by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) all over the world.
Easy to set up and use, GFI LanGuard gives you a complete picture of your network setup and helps you to maintain a secure and compliant network state. It does this faster and more effectively through its automated patch management features and with minimal administrative effort.
Virtual security consultant
GFI LanGuard assists you in these key areas
- - Patch management
- - Vulnerability assessment
- - Network and software auditing
- - Asset inventory
- - Change management
- - Risk analysis and compliance
Tackles the risk of missing patches by providing on-demand or fully automated detection, downloading and
deployment of missing patches – for Microsoft, Mac OS X and other third-parties; operating systems and applications; security and non-security patches.
Patch management is a feature of utmost importance as missing patches are one of the main reasons for network security breaches. GFI LanGuard helps you fix vulnerabilities before they are exploited and reduces the time required to patch machines on your network.
Over 50,000 vulnerability assessments are carried out across your network, including your virtual environments.
GFI LanGuard checks your operating system, virtual environments and installed applications using vulnerability check databases such as OVAL and SANS Top 20. It allows you to analyze the state of your network security, what the risks are, how exposed your network is and how to take action before it is compromised.
Network and software audits
GFI LanGuard provides a detailed analysis of what is happening on your network – which applications or default
configurations are posing a security risk. With GFI LanGuard, you get a complete picture of which applications are installed, the hardware on your network, the state of security applications (AV, anti-spam, firewalls, etc.), what ports are open, any existing shares and services running on your machines. Read more on the importance of network auditing.
For additional security, GFI LanGuard allows you to create an asset inventory of every device on your network.
All servers and workstations, virtual machines or IP-based hardware such as routers, printers, switches and so on are discovered and identified via a network scan. Asset inventories help you identify devices attached to your network that you were unaware of or had forgotten and these, unless properly patched and secure, could become entry points for hackers and malware. All servers and workstations, virtual machines or IP-based hardware (such as routers, printers, switches) are discovered and identified via a network scan. Asset inventories help you identify devices attached to your network that you were unaware of or had forgotten and these, unless properly patched and secure, could become entry points for hackers and malware.
The best way to maintain a secure network over time is to know exactly what’s happening on your network.
Changes to configurations that could have security implications, new applications that are installed, services that are started/stopped and so on, are all events that an administrator needs to know about. GFI LanGuard gives you a complete history of network changes that are relevant to the security of your network and sends notifications when these occur.
Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by centralizing vulnerability scanning, patch management and network auditing.
Increase productivity for your IT staff by automating patch management and for your end users by reducing network down times.
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.
It helps your organization to gauge the effectiveness of your PCI DSS compliance program while safeguarding your network. All businesses handling cardholder data, regardless of size, have to be fully compliant with PCI DSS, the strict security standards drawn up by the world’s major credit card companies. In providing complete vulnerability management coupled with extensive reporting, GFI LanGuard is an essential, highly cost-effective solution to assist with your PCI compliance program. Learn more about PCI DSS compliance. In addition, GFI LanGuard provides dedicated reports for other security standards such as HIPAA, SOX, GLB/GLBA, GCSx CoCo amongst others.