From GFI Software:
GFI LanGuard is an award-winning vulnerability and patch management solution trusted by tens of thousands of businesses to protect millions of computers on their networks. GFI LanGuard acts as your virtual security consultant to provide all three of these essential security tools: patch management, vulnerability assessment and network auditing - in a single easy-to-use console. This solution gives you a complete picture of your network setup and helps you maintain a secure network state more effectively.
Does a good job discovering computers on the network and identifying missing patches.
Routinely fails to update Adobe products. While it is possible to only scan certain issues (patch scan only) it tends to scan ALL vulnerabilities and stores the info in the database. That means those areas continue to show up until you delete the scans from the database manually.
I'm not sure this product saves any time or makes updating any easier. I have spent many hours emailing and on the phone with technical support ironing out issues and there are still problems.
Great for seeing what is on your network and the status of it. Find problem machines before they become a problem. My use of this product to deploy patches is limited, I mainly use it for the scanning, it if fills that need.
The scanning bogged down the network a little, but it was worth it.
Easy remote access - Access the web-based user interface over a secure (https) connection supported by all major browsers in order to view product dashboards (and data), statuses and reports.
Centralized reporting - Customers with large networks can install multiple GFI LanGuard instances (sites) and one web console that provides centralized view and aggregated reporting across all instances.
Improved scalability - The new web based reporting interface has been tested with a database of around 60k and performed well under these conditions.
User roles and permissions - The new web console integrates with Active Directory users for credentials and authentication meaning customers can configure users' access to each site through AD. Users can have read only (auditors) or full rights (admins) for each site.
Concurrent access - This will allow multiple users to use the web console at the same time while allowing multiple IT admins to report on different parts of the network in parallel.