Submitted by Edward Lansink
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GFI LANguard is a network security scanner that's used by a large number of net admins and is now available as a freeware version.
GFI LANguard scans your computers and ports to detect, assess and rectify security vulnerabilities on your network, with minimal administrative effort. It also provides the tools to easily and effectively remediate vulnerabilities, install missing patches and automatically uninstall unauthorized software.
GFI LANguard performs network scans using vulnerability check databases based on OVAL and SANS Top 20, providing over 15,000 vulnerability assessments when your network, including any virtual environment, is scanned.
GFI LANguard gives you the capability to perform multi-platform scans (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) across all environments and analyze your network’s security health.
GFI LANguard - FREEWARE version
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need to register to download. not from the u.s., cannot register
I am not from the US and I registered without problems. What error message did you get?
It’s not really an error, more of a hassle.
I was able to download now but I had to google for phone numbers and zip codes for the state chosen(cali).
I downloaded the trial – I’m wondering about the 5 IP Mode. Does that mean I can only scan and view results for 5 IPs at a time, or it can’t do more than 5 IP’s total? I have a small environment and was wondering if I could use this in sets of 5, and keep scanning until all hosts are scanned. I can wait until my trial was over, but was wondering if you knew.
Derek, the freeware version can be used for a TOTAL of 5 IPs. So for every new machine that is scanned, the user will consume 1 licence, irrespective of how many machines are scanned at a time.
Though the network auditing seems to be a worthwhile tool, vulnerability and patch management appear to require live internet connections. Though you can control when the vulnerability/patch management features do their thing, one can never be too sure if GFI LANguard is “phoning home” on its own.
@Ronin – A live internet connection is required for GFI LANguard to be able to download updates that enable the tool to give users a more comprehensive coverage of vulnerabilities detected.
Edward Lansink – GFI Software
…and obviously, the user can manually update the tools?
…those tools that give the user a more comprehensive coverage of vulnerabilities? Though GFI (as a company) is more network based, when it comes to apps, is there a version (or similar GFI app) for standalone computers?