Network Security Software automates patching for Web browsers.
November 23, 2010 -
Combining vulnerability scanning, patch management, and network/software auditing, GFI LANguard(TM) v9.6 allows IT professionals to scan, detect, assess, and correct potential security risks. Program automates missing patch detection and remediation for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera Browser. With software, administrators can take inventory of devices on networks, maintain change management awareness, and maximize compliance.
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GFI Software Releases GFI LANguard(TM) 9.6
New version is the first solution to automate patching for all major Web browsers running on Windows systems
London, UK - GFI Software, a leading IT solutions provider for small and medium-sized enterprises, today announced the release of GFI LANguard(TM) version 9.6, the first network security solution to automate missing patch detection and remediation for the top five Web browsers running on Windows systems - Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Opera Browser.
GFI LANguard combines vulnerability scanning, patch management and network and software auditing into one comprehensive solution that allows IT professionals to scan, detect, assess and correct potential security risks on their networks with minimal administrative effort. LANguard also offers administrators the ability to take inventory of devices on their networks, maintain change management awareness, and increase compliance with industry regulations through automated patch management. The new version of GFI LANguard extends its automated patch management capabilities to even more applications - allowing companies to further streamline their networking and security processes and reduce the vulnerability levels of their IT software infrastructure.
"Web browsers are the number one cause of network vulnerabilities among third party applications, and if companies do not have an automated patch management solution in place to detect and deploy security patches for these vulnerabilities, they are at an increased risk of suffering from a security breach or malware attack," said Cristian Florian, product manager, GFI Software. "With GFI LANguard version 9.6 we not only wanted to expand our automated patch management capabilities to new applications - including all of the major Web browsers - but also to help our customers reduce windows of vulnerability by giving them real-time product updates."
Enhanced features of GFI LANguard 9.6 include:
o Automatic patching for new third party applications: GFI LANguard 9.6 is the first solution to automate patching and remediation for all major Web browsers running on Windows systems: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Opera Browser. Additional new applications that can be automatically patched with LANguard 9.6 include Apple iTunes, Foxit Reader, Real Player, Skype and WinZip.
o Real-time notification of product updates: The first product page features a news section that highlights the latest product news, including when new patches are available, new third party products are supported for patching, and new vulnerabilities are added to the database. By notifying users in real-time about new product updates, they are able to better prepare for auditing and remediation.
o Enhanced auto-deployment approval option: Administrators can now use a new option in patch auto-deployment approval that allows them to auto-approve patches for Microsoft applications only, non-Microsoft applications only, or both at the same time.
GFI Software provides web and mail security, archiving and fax, networking and security software and hosted IT solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) via an extensive global partner community. GFI products are available either as on-premise solutions, in the cloud or as a hybrid of both delivery models. With award-winning technology, a competitive pricing strategy, and a strong focus on the unique requirements of SMEs, GFI satisfies the IT needs of organisations on a global scale. The company has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Australia, Malta, Hong Kong, Philippines and Romania, which together support hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world and is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.
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