GFI Announces beta version of GFI LANguard N.S.S. 8

GFI announced today the beta release of GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) 8, the latest version of its award-winning 3-in-1 security scanning, patch management and network auditing solution. The new version ensures best- of-breed technology in each of its three modules; offering businesses the most effective method of securing their network with a single, integrated solution.

The latest edition of GFI LANguard N.S.S. has a variety of unique new features — setting the technology apart from competition. GFI LANguard N.S.S. 8 can now use Open Vulnerabilities Assessment Language (OVAL) security definitions; this new feature gives GFI LANguard N.S.S. 8 over 2,000 new vulnerability checks to ensure weaknesses are not present within systems, over and above the vulnerabilities, which are discovered through its patch management operations.

Other new features include a performance enhanced scanning engine, additional patch management functionality and a highly intuitive graphical threat level indicator. This new threat level indicator gives users a weighted vulnerability assessment of the entire network as well as on a computer by computer basis.

The latest version of GFI LANguard N.S.S. has also received a variety of patch management improvements including added support to rollback Microsoft patches as well as technology to automatically download new Microsoft security patches when made available.

GFI LANguard N.S.S. 8 also features a ReportPack add-on with over 30 customizable reports, which automatically generate graphical IT and management-level reports based on data collected during security scans. This allows users to track the security status of their entire network whilst also creating an inventory of network assets, enabling them to know exactly what applications and devices are installed on their network. The updated ReportPack incorporates 22 new reports and nine updated reports including scan history, deployment history and system information.

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