Entrepose Echafaudages Maintains A Secure Network With GFI LANguard N.S.S

London, UK, 3 November 2004 – ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES, a French organization that deals with the building, hiring and selling of scaffolding, uses GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) to audit its network security and ensure it is free from vulnerabilities, thereby averting possible hacker attacks. GFI LANguard N.S.S. is a network security scanner as well as a complete patch management solution.

A “simple, reliable, complete and scalable” solution to combat network threats

To step up its network security, ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES identified the need for a hassle-free solution that would scan the network, detect possible security holes and deploy any patches or missing service packs. The company needed a security-reporting tool to ensure control and follow-up of its servers and workstations by the facility management company; the product also had to double as a reliable, easy-to-use “emergency” deployment tool. Sébastien Guépratte, IT supervisor at ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES said: “We were looking for a simple, reliable, complete and scalable tool to fulfill general duties as well as more specific ones.”

ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES chose GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) 5 because it fulfilled their needs by providing both “an efficient, flexible and reliable vulnerability scanner”, as well as performing network-wide patch deployment. “The GFI LANguard N.S.S. scanning tool enables us to know the ‘vulnerability’ status of our hardware, to follow up its evolution and to detect any suspicious changes,” explained Mr. Guépratte, “whereas the patch management option allows us to deploy patches quickly according to the status of the hardware. It is a good complement to the Windows Software Update Service.”

Multi-purpose application

With GFI LANguard N.S.S., the company can configure scans with different objectives on different parts of the hardware. “We can add specific tests, for example verifying if the anti-virus pattern is up-to-date,” said Mr. Guépratte. He also remarked that thanks to the possibility to program scans with reporting, they now receive reports listing all the changes since the last scan made. In addition, with GFI LANguard N.S.S.’s ability to store results on SQL Server, ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES can easily archive results and produce score boards.

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About GFI LANguard N.S.S.

GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) checks a network for possible security vulnerabilities by scanning the entire network for missing security patches, services packs, open shares, open ports, unused user accounts and more. With this information (displayed in customizable reports), administrators can easily lock down their network against hackers. GFI LANguard N.S.S. can also remotely deploy missing patches and service packs in applications and OS. GFI LANguard N.S.S. won the SQL Server Magazine Readers’ Choice Award 2004. It is the leading Windows security scanner and very competitively priced, with pricing for 100 IPs at only US$495, for example. For more information and to download the product, one can visit http://www.gfi.com/lannetscan/.


ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES is a French company founded in 1935 that deals with the building, hiring and selling of scaffolding. ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES has a staff complement of 320 employees and owns 25 sites throughout France. It is a market leading company which boasted a turnover of €45 million in 2003.

About GFI

GFI is a leading provider of network security, content security and messaging software. Key products include the GFI FAXmaker fax connector for Exchange and SMTP mail servers; GFI MailSecurity email content/exploit checking and anti-virus software; GFI MailEssentials server-based anti-spam software; GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) security scanning and patch management software; GFI Network Server Monitor that automatically sends alerts, and corrects network and server issues; GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) that performs event log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log management; and GFI LANguard Portable Storage Control that enables network-wide control of removable media. Clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Shell Oil Lubricants, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF. GFI has offices in the US, the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Romania, Australia and Malta, and operates through a worldwide network of distributors. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won the Microsoft Fusion (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year award. For more information about GFI, visit http://www.gfi.com.

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