GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner Security Related Security for Windows

A complete patch management solution
GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) is a complete patch management solution.

After it has scanned your network and determined missing patches and service packs – both in the operating system (OS) and in Microsoft applications – GFI LANguard N.S.S. can deploy those service packs and patches network-wide, without user intervention.

GFI LANguard N.S.S. is the ideal companion to Microsoft SUS: Use GFI LANguard NSS to deploy service packs, Microsoft Office patches and patch reporting; and use Microsoft SUS for operating system patches.GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner is a patch management solution.

GFI LANguard supports service pack and application patching for English, Spanish, Italian, French and German versions of Windows NT/2000/2003/XP.

For those who do not want to use Microsoft SUS, GFI LANguard N.S.S. can deploy patches for English versions of Windows NT/2000/2003/XP. English-version Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft ISA Server patches can also be deployed.

GFI LANguard N.S.S. includes a fast TCP/IP and UDP port-scanning engine, allowing you to scan your network for unnecessary open ports. GFI LANguard N.S.S. identifies well-known services (such as www/FTP/telnet/SMTP… ) and also supports “banner grabbing”, that is, it queries the port for an application name.

Hardware requirements:

Minimum (for 1-10 computers):
Processor: 1GHz
HDD: 500Mb
RAM: 512Mb

Recommended (for 10-500 computers)
Processor: 2GHz
HDD: 2Gb
RAM: 2Gb

Recommended (for 5000+ computers)
Processors: 2 x 3GHz quad core
HDD: 10Gb
RAM: 4Gb

Network bandwidth:
Minimum (for WAN): 256KBps
Average bandwidth usage in LAN (full scan, 3 scanning threads): 550KBps
Software requirements:

Software Requirements:
.NET Framework version – 2.0; Report Pack requires 1.1
Database Backend – Ms Access; MSDE; SQL Server 2000 and later
Here are some key features of “GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner”:

· Automatically checks the password policy for all machines on the network
· Checks for programs that run automatically (potential trojans)
· Finds out if the OS is advertising too much information
· Performs simultaneous scans through the multithread scan engine
· Provides NetBIOS hostname, currently logged username and MAC address
· Provides a list of shares, users (detailed info), services, sessions, remote TOD (time of day) and registry information from remote computer (Windows)
· SNMP device detection, SNMP Walk for inspecting network devices like routers, network printers and more
· Offers alternative command line deployment tool
· Identifies all installed Windows services


· FULL version that becomes a limited freeware version after 30 days, unless you enter a 60-day eval key or the purchased license key.
What’s New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]

· New: Scheduled scans – added a Wizard to create them easier
· Fixed: DNS Lookup utility – results are not always displayed correctly
· Fixed: Dashboard – not all chart labels are fully visible
· Fixed: Network audit – failures when saving scan results to XML file
· Fixed: Results comparison – hardware information is not analyzed
· Fixed: Scan results – sometimes a hint within scan results tree hangs and remains there until application is closed
· Fixed: Scheduled operations – stopping a scan in progress is not working
· Updated: Network audit – scan speed improvement
· Updated: Network audit – improved accuracy for scan duration estimation
· Updated: Network audit – new icons
· Updated: Network audit – various UI changes on Scan page to improve user experience
· Updated: Auto-Remediate Settings – various UI changes to improve user experience
· Updated: Auto-Remediate – a wider range of applications are now supported for auto-uninstall
· Updated: Installation kit – added support to upgrade settings from previous versions
· Updated: Scheduled operations – added option to load scheduled scan in scan results tool for detailed analysis

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