What's new in GFI LanGuard 2015
- Missing updates detection for Apache Webserver, My SQL, VMware Workstation and VMware Player in addition to the extensive list of solutions supported today!
- Vulnerability assessments for D-Link network devices: Detecting vulnerabilities across routers, printers and switches from D-Link. This is in addition to network devices from 13 other leading vendors, including 3Com, Juniper, Cisco, Dell, Netgear, HP, Alcatel, IBM, already supported in previous versions.
What's new in GFI LanGuard 2014 R2
Mobile devices scanning enhancements
- Improved integration with Active Directory: Your computer list is automatically synchronized for vulnerability auditing to what is configured in Active Directory.
Support for Office 365, Google Apps and Apple Profiles Manager: In addition to support for Microsoft Exchange servers introduced in previous version, in GFI LanGuard 2014 R2 customers can scan mobile devices that connect to Office 365, Google Apps and Apple Profiles Manager.
Extend support for network devices vulnerability assessment
A network is as vulnerable as its weakest point and therefore network devices such are routers, printers and switches must not be neglected. To the Cisco and HP devices supported in previous versions, GFI LanGuard 2014 R2 adds support for vulnerability assessment of the devices from the following vendors: 3Com, Dell, SonicWALL, Juniper, NETGEAR, Nortel, Alcatel, IBM, Linksys and D-Link.
Linux patch management
Support for Fedora: Starting with LanGuard 2014 R2, Fedora is 7th Linux distribution supported by LanGuard for automatic patch management.
FCC CIPA compliance reports
Added dedicated reports for a new regulation: Children's Internet Protection Act.
LanGuard 2014 R2 is now also available in Chinese Traditional and Simplified.
What's new in GFI LanGuard 2014
Vulnerability assessment for smartphones and tablets
Based on data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), Apple iOS is the operating system with the most security vulnerabilities in 2012, surpassing Windows operating systems for the first time. Now, GFI LanGuard offers agent-less vulnerability assessment for all smartphones and tablets that connect to your Microsoft Exchange servers. Apple iOS, Google Android and Windows phones are supported.
Patch management for major Linux distributions
LanGuard 2014 is now a perfect fit for mixed environments because it allows automation of patching from a single console for the entire network, including Windows, Mac OS X and major Linux distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Suse, CentOS and Debian.
Patch management extended with 20+ new third party applications
Keeping all your systems fully patched is now much easier that it used to be. GFI LanGuard 2014 includes automatic patch management support for a significant number of new third-party applications covering: instant messaging (Pidgin), utilities (CBBurnerXP, ImgBurn, Notepad++, CCleaner), media (VLC, Audacity), documents (LibreOffice), imaging (IrfanView, Paint.Net), online storage/backup (Google Drive, Mozy, Box), FTP clients (WinSCP, Core FTP) and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign).
Patch management for operating systems
GFI LanGuard's patch management feature scans your network automatically or on demand. You receive all the functionality and tools needed to effectively install and manage security and non-security patches. GFI LanGuard supports machines across Microsoft, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems as well as many third-party applications.
Patch management for third-party applications
GFI LanGuard offers patch management support for third-party software, enabling administrators to detect, download and deploy missing patches for supported applications in the same way they monitor and manage operating systems.
GFI LanGuard offers third-party patch management support for many popular applications like Apple QuickTime; Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Adobe Shockwave Player; Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird; Java Runtime and others.
With GFI LanGuard, it is possible to patch third-party applications and upgrade to their latest versions (e.g., if an old version of Adobe Flash is detected, GFI LanGuard provides an option for upgrading to the latest version or applying all patches for the version in use).
GFI LanGuard is the first solution that automates patching for all major web browsers running on Windows systems: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Opera Browser.
During security audits, more than 50,000 vulnerability assessments are conducted. With GFI LanGuard, you can perform multi-platform scans (e.g., Windows, Mac OS, Linux; and iOS, Android and Windows phone devices that connect to the Exchange servers) across all environments, including virtual machines, and analyse your network's security setup and status.
Track latest vulnerabilities and missing updates
GFI LanGuard ships with a complete and thorough vulnerability assessment database, including standards such as OVAL (5,000+ checks) and SANS Top 20. This database is regularly updated with information from BugTraq, SANS Corporation, OVAL, CVE and others.
Integration with security applications
GFI LanGuard integrates with more than 2,500 critical security applications in the following categories: antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall, anti-phishing, backup client, VPN client, URL filtering, patch management, web browser, instant messaging, peer-to-peer, disk encryption, data loss prevention and device access control.
It also provides reports on their status (e.g., if antivirus is enabled and up-to-date, the firewall is turned on; the status of backup software; a list of instant messaging or peer-to-peer applications installed on your network, etc.). It also rectifies any issues that require attention (e.g., trigger antivirus/anti-spyware update; start antivirus/anti-spyware scans; enable antivirus/firewall; uninstall peer-to-peer, etc.).
Network device vulnerability checks
As well as running vulnerability checks on computers on your network, GFI LanGuard also supports vulnerability scanning on smartphones and tablets running Windows, Android and iOS, plus a number of network devices such as printers, routers and switches from manufacturers like HP and Cisco.
Network and software auditing
GFI LanGuard's network auditing gives you a comprehensive view of your network: connected USB devices, smartphones and tablets; software that is installed; any open shares, open ports and weak passwords in use; and hardware information.
The solution's in-depth reports give you an important and real-time snapshot of your network's status.
Powerful interactive dashboard
GFI LanGuard provides a summary of the current network security status and a history of all relevant changes in the network over time. It also drills down through information, from network-wide security sensors to individual security scan results.
Support for virtual environments
Organisations that use or plan to use virtualisation on their network can install and use a range of GFI products with confidence. GFI LanGuard supports and runs on the most common virtualisation technologies in use, namely VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix and Parallel. It also detects virtual machines hosted by the scanned computer.
Helps you comply with PCI DSS and other regulations
GFI LanGuard provides complete vulnerability management coupled with extensive reporting. That makes GFI LanGuard an essential, highly cost-effective solution for your organisation to safeguard your network and gauge the effectiveness of your PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GLB/GLBA or PSN CoCo compliance program.
Multiply the value of GFI LanGuard with powerful reporting - its reports are designed to satisfy the requirements of both management and technical staff.
The agent technology enables automated network security audits and distributes the scanning load across client machines. The administrator simply needs to define the network perimeter and provide credentials to enable automatic network discovery, agent deployment and auditing of the client machines. Manual intervention is necessary only when fine-tuning is required.