Product Information

GFI LANguard

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February 01, 2011
Vendor:

GFi

Product:

GFI LANguard

Website:

http://www.gfi.com

Price

Starting at $32 per IP for 10-24 IPs

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QUICK READ

  • Strengths: Easy-to-use scanning and remediation tools.
  • Weaknesses: None that we found.
  • Verdict: A solid product with a lot of flexibility.
GFI LANguard has grown over the last few years to become a fairly robust vulnerability scanning and remediation tool. With this product, administrators can quickly launch scans, analyze the results and deploy suggested remediation to vulnerable machines throughout the enterprise - all from one easy-to-use application.

We found this offering to be a quick install. The installation is launched from an executable, which goes through a short setup wizard. After setup is complete and the application is launched, it is basically ready to begin scanning. Scans can be prebuilt as quick or full, or the user can define a custom scan by going through the wizard. At the end of the scan, the user then can move to the analysis section and begin to decide on remediation.

This product is very well organized with an intuitive interface. At the heart is a dashboard view that gives a quick overview of the status of the health of the environment by showing the network security level and most vulnerable computers. We also found this tool to be quite configurable with a multitude of easy-to-change options.

Documentation included a full user manual, which covers configuring and using the product after installation. This manual illustrates step-by-step how to configure and perform scans, as well as information on how to analyze scan results. We found this documentation to be easy to follow with many screen shots and examples.

GFI provides 30 days of no-cost support following installation. After 30 days, customers can purchase additional support as part of an annual agreement. The first year of this assistance is included in the purchase price of the product and includes 24/5 phone and email technical support.

At a price starting at $32 per IP for up to 24 IPs - with volume discounts available for more IPs - we find this solution to be a good value for the money. LANguard provides some solid scanning and analysis tools at a reasonable price.

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