GFI LANguard 2011 released

GFI Software launched GFI LANguard 2011, the latest version of the network vulnerability scanning and patch management solution.

GFI LANguard 2011 is the first network vulnerability and patch management solution to integrate with more than 1,500 security applications and to include keyword search functionality.

The tool combines vulnerability scanning, patch management and network and software auditing into one solution that enables IT professionals to scan, detect, assess and correct potential security risks on their networks with minimal administrative effort.

GFI LANguard provides administrators the ability to inventory devices attached to their networks; receive change alerts, such as notification when a new application is installed; ensure antivirus applications are current and enabled; and strengthen compliance with industry regulations through automated patch management that defends against potential network vulnerabilities. The solution can manage of up to 5,000 machines from a single console.

Enhanced features of GFI LANguard 2011 include:

Complete network security awareness – incorporates a new management dashboard that processes all security scans, provides current network security status and maintains a history of all relevant changes made to the network.

Easier security management – integrates with more than 1,500 critical security applications, including antivirus, antispyware, firewall, URL filtering, instant messaging, peer- to-peer, disk encryption, VPN, data loss prevention, backup, and device-access control solutions to quickly and easily identify existing security infrastructure, report on the status of each application and remediate any security issues.

Quick text search – enables administrators to perform keyword searches in scan results to quickly and easily ensure specific actions were performed.

Faster security scanning – uses local agents to automate and distribute the scanning load across client machines, resulting in faster and more accurate scans. Thousands of machines, even in Wide Area Network (WAN) environments, can be scanned in minutes.

Enhanced reporting – simplifies report management and distribution. PCI DSS dedicated reports are also available to help organizations prove compliance.

Virtual infrastructure recognition – detects virtual machines hosted by scanned computers, giving administrators a complete view of their virtual infrastructure.

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