GFI Software Further Expands Vulnerability Assessment and Patch Management Capabilities by sanjeevkant


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GFI Software™ Further Expands Vulnerability Assessment and Patch
                    Management Capabilities

 Award-winning GFI LanGuard® now supports Mac OS® X and features expanded portfolio of
                                compliance reporting
DUBAI, U.A.E. – 11 December, 2012 – GFI Software™ today announced that GFI LanGuard now
supports vulnerability assessment and patch management for computers running the Mac OS X operating
system*. The latest version of the company’s award-winning, comprehensive patch management,
vulnerability assessment and network auditing software for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)
now also features a deeper portfolio of compliance standards reporting tools. IT administrators can
generate streamlined and dedicated reports for nine of the top regulatory compliance standards, including
PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley), HIPAA (Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act).

Trends such as “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device) have made vulnerability assessments a mission-critical
component to maintaining a secure network. As administrators attempt to regulate the massive influx of
outside hardware being brought into the workplace and connected to the corporate network, including
mobile devices and laptops running different operating systems, such as Windows® and Mac OS X,
making sure these devices do not introduce extra vulnerabilities into the network infrastructure has
reached a critical level.

In 2012, GFI Labs found that hackers were moving from exploiting vulnerabilities in operating systems to
exploiting third-party applications, such as Java® and Adobe®. GFI’s research shows that 75 percent of
attacks now target vulnerabilities within these applications, making patch management absolutely critical
for a layered security approach.

“We have seen a steadily rising demand for all of our products to support Mac systems. Business
networks often have a mixture of devices and we have developed GFI LanGuard to address this and
meet today’s demands. The combination of Mac and PC patching as well as device audit and vulnerability
assessment make GFI LanGuard the administrator’s choice for maintaining the strength of a business
network,” John Spoor, Regional Director-MEA, GFI Software.

GFI LanGuard combines vulnerability scanning, patch management, and network and software auditing
into one solution that enables IT professionals to scan, detect, assess and correct potential security risks
on their networks with minimal administrative effort. GFI LanGuard also enables administrators to manage
100 percent of their patching needs on more than 2,500 machines from a single console; inventory
devices attached to their networks; receive change alerts, such as notification when a new application is
installed; ensure antivirus applications are current and enabled; and strengthen compliance with industry
regulations through automated patch management that defends against potential network vulnerabilities.
GFI LanGuard performs more than 50,000 checks against operating systems, applications, and devices,
integrating with more than 2,500 security applications.
To learn more about GFI LanGuard, email or visit to download a free trial.

* Mac OS X 10.5 and above

About GFI
GFI Software provides web and mail security, archiving and fax, networking and security software and
hosted IT solutions for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) 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 SMBs, GFI satisfies the IT needs of these organizations on a global scale. The
company has offices in the United States, UK, 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 ISV

For more information
Elham Alizadeh
Comguard FZ LLC
Dubai UAE
Tel.: +971 4 391 6400

Copyright © 2012 GFI Software. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. To the best of
our knowledge, all details were correct at the time of publishing; this information is subject to change without notice

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