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GFI LanGuard 11: How to Manage and Secure Your Network with Ease



GFI LanGuard 11: A Comprehensive Patch Management and Network Auditing Solution




If you are looking for a reliable and easy-to-use solution to manage and secure your network, you might want to consider GFI LanGuard 11. This software is designed to help you automate patch management, detect vulnerabilities, generate reports, and integrate with other security tools.




GFI Languard 11 License Key.rar



In this article, we will give you an overview of what GFI LanGuard 11 is, what it can do for you, how to download and install it, how to use it, how to upgrade or migrate to it, and how to get support and updates for it.


What is GFI LanGuard 11?




GFI LanGuard 11 is a patch management and network auditing solution that enables you to manage and maintain endpoint protection across your network. It provides visibility into all the elements in your network, helps you assess where there may be potential vulnerabilities, and enables you to patch them.


GFI LanGuard 11 is easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy. You can view your network and see where threats get in, scan your network for missing patches and non-patch vulnerabilities, deploy patches automatically or manually, report on compliance requirements, and integrate with third-party security applications.


Key features and benefits of GFI LanGuard 11




GFI LanGuard 11 offers a range of features and benefits that make it a powerful and versatile solution for network security. Here are some of the main ones:


Patch management for operating systems, third-party apps and web browsers




GFI LanGuard 11 supports patching for Windows, Mac, Linux, and over 80 third-party applications such as Adobe Reader, Java, Firefox, Chrome, etc. You can deploy patches seamlessly across desktops, laptops, servers, roaming devices and virtual machines, from a single interface. You can also control which patches you install and roll back any patches if you find problems.


Vulnerability assessment and remediation




GFI LanGuard 11 scans your network for missing patches as well as non-patch vulnerabilities such as open ports, misconfigured settings, weak passwords, outdated software versions, etc. It uses an updated list of over 60,000 known issues to identify where your network is exposed. It also provides remediation actions such as disabling services, closing ports, changing registry values, etc.


Web-based reporting and dashboards




GFI LanGuard 11 provides automated network security reports that help you demonstrate compliance with multiple standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, etc. You can also customize your own reports using filters and parameters. You can access the reports from any web browser and export them in various formats such as PDF, HTML, CSV, etc.


GFI LanGuard 11 also provides interactive dashboards that give you a graphical overview of your network status, such as patch level, vulnerability level, compliance level, etc. You can drill down into the details of each element and see the history of changes.


Integration with third-party security tools




GFI LanGuard 11 integrates with other security applications such as antivirus software (e.g., Bitdefender), mobile device management software (e.g., MobileIron), backup software (e.g., Acronis), etc. You can leverage the data from these tools to enhance your network security analysis and remediation.


How to download and install GFI LanGuard 11




To download the current build of GFI LanGuard 11 (version 11.4), use this link. You can use it for the trial download as well; there is no special trial version. The download links of all other versions that might be needed when migrating an old server to the new hardware are listed in this table:



Family


Version


Build Number


URL


12


12.8


20221201


[GFI LanGuard 12.8](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard128.exe)


12


12.7


20220406


[GFI LanGuard 12.7](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard127.exe)


12


12.6


20220202


[GFI LanGuard 12.6](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard126.exe)


12


12.5


20191226


[GFI LanGuard 12.5](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard125.exe)


12


12.4


20180706


[GFI LanGuard 12.4](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard124.exe)


12


12.3


20171219


[GFI LanGuard 12.3](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard123.exe)


12


12.2


20170912


[GFI LanGuard 12.2](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard122.exe)


12


12.1


20161220


[GFI LanGuard 12.1](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard121.exe)


12


12


20160419


[GFI LanGuard 12](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard120.exe)11 [continued] 11.4 20150130 [GFI LanGuard 11.4](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard114.exe) 11.3 20140512 [GFI LanGuard 11.3](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard113.exe) 11.2 20130918 [GFI LanGuard 11.2](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard112.exe) 11 20121106 [GFI LanGuard 11](https://software.gfi.com/products/languard/languard110.exe)


To install GFI LanGuard 11 on your computer or server, follow these steps:


  • [continued] LanGuard Server: This is the main component that performs network discovery, scanning, patch deployment, reporting, and integration. You can install it on a Windows server or workstation.



  • LanGuard Console: This is the graphical user interface that allows you to access and manage the LanGuard Server. You can install it on the same machine as the LanGuard Server or on a different machine.



  • LanGuard Agent: This is an optional component that allows you to scan and patch remote or mobile devices that are not always connected to the network. You can install it on any Windows device that you want to manage with LanGuard.



  • Configure the database settings.You can choose between Microsoft SQL Server Express (installed by default), Microsoft SQL Server (requires an existing instance), or Microsoft Access (not recommended for production environments).



  • Configure the web server settings.You can choose between Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) or GFI LanGuard web server (installed by default).



  • Configure the account settings.You can choose between Local System account (default) or Domain user account (requires credentials).



  • Review the installation summary and click Install.



  • Wait for the installation to complete and click Finish.



Congratulations! You have successfully installed GFI LanGuard 11 on your machine. You can now launch the LanGuard Console and start using it.


How to use GFI LanGuard 11




GFI LanGuard 11 is a user-friendly and intuitive software that allows you to manage and secure your network in a few simple steps. Here are the main tasks that you can perform with GFI LanGuard 11:


Network discovery and inventory




The first step to use GFI LanGuard 11 is to discover and inventory all the elements in your network, such as computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, printers, servers, virtual machines, routers and switches. You can do this by using one of the following methods:


  • Scan by IP range:This method allows you to scan a specific range of IP addresses in your network. You can specify the start and end IP addresses, or use a subnet mask or CIDR notation. You can also exclude certain IP addresses from the scan.



  • Scan by domain/workgroup:This method allows you to scan all the devices that belong to a specific domain or workgroup in your network. You can select one or more domains or workgroups from a list, or enter them manually.



  • Scan by computer name:This method allows you to scan a specific device by its name in your network. You can enter one or more computer names manually, or import them from a text file.



  • Scan by Active Directory container:This method allows you to scan all the devices that belong to a specific Active Directory container in your network. You can select one or more containers from a tree view, or enter them manually.



Once you select the scan method and enter the scan parameters, you can click Scan Now to start the network discovery and inventory process. You can also schedule the scan to run automatically at a specified time and frequency.


GFI LanGuard 11 will then scan your network and collect information about each device, such as operating system, hardware specifications, installed software, missing patches, open ports, users, groups, etc. You can view this information in the Scan Results tab of the LanGuard Console. You can also group your devices into categories for better management.


Network scanning and patch deployment




The next step to use GFI LanGuard 11 is to scan your network for missing patches and non-patch vulnerabilities, and deploy patches to fix them. You can do this by using one of the following methods:


  • Analyze:This method allows you to scan your network for missing patches and non-patch vulnerabilities without deploying any patches. You can use this method to get an overview of your network security status and identify where you need to take action.



  • Analyze & Deploy:This method allows you to scan your network for missing patches and non-patch vulnerabilities and deploy patches automatically or manually. You can use this method to fix your network security issues quickly and easily.



To perform a network scan and patch deployment, you need to select one of the methods above and choose one of the following scan profiles:


  • Critical Patches Only:This profile scans your network for missing critical patches only. These are patches that address high-risk vulnerabilities that could compromise your network security.



  • All Patches:This profile scans your network for missing all patches. These are patches that address any kind of vulnerability or bug in your software.



  • Vulnerability Assessment:This profile scans your network for non-patch vulnerabilities only. These are vulnerabilities that are not related to missing patches, such as open ports, misconfigured settings, weak passwords, outdated software versions, etc.



  • Vulnerability Assessment & Patch Management:This profile scans your network for both missing patches and non-patch vulnerabilities. This is the most comprehensive profile that covers all aspects of your network security.



  • Custom Scan Profile:This profile allows you to create your own scan profile by selecting which patches and vulnerabilities you want to scan for. You can also configure other options such as scan depth, scan speed, remediation actions, etc.



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GFI LanGuard 11 will then scan your network and detect missing patches and non-patch vulnerabilities. You can view the scan results in the Scan Results tab of the LanGuard Console. You can also view the remediation actions that GFI LanGuard 11 suggests or performs to fix the issues.


If you choose the Analyze & Deploy method, GFI LanGuard 11 will automatically deploy patches to your devices according to your settings. You can configure the patch deployment settings in the Configuration tab of the LanGuard Console. You can also deploy patches manually by selecting the devices and patches you want to install and clicking Deploy.


Compliance reporting and auditing




The final step to use GFI LanGuard 11 is to generate reports and audits that help you demonstrate compliance with various standards and regulations. You can do this by using one of the following methods:


  • Generate reports:This method allows you to generate reports that show the status of your network security, such as patch level, vulnerability level, compliance level, etc. You can choose from over 80 predefined reports or create your own custom reports. You can access the reports from any web browser and export them in various formats such as PDF, HTML, CSV, etc.



  • Generate audits:This method allows you to generate audits that show the history of changes in your network security, such as patch deployment, vulnerability remediation, configuration changes, etc. You can choose from over 40 predefined audits or create your own custom audits. You can access the audits from any web browser and export them in various formats such as PDF, HTML, CSV, etc.



To generate reports and audits, you need to select one of the methods above and choose one of the following categories:


  • Compliance:This category contains reports and audits that help you demonstrate compliance with various standards and regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, etc.



  • Security:This category contains reports and audits that show the status and history of your network security, such as patch level, vulnerability level, remediation actions, etc.



  • Inventory:This category contains reports and audits that show the details and history of your network inventory, such as operating system, hardware specifications, installed software, users, groups, etc.



  • Custom:This category contains reports and audits that you create yourself by using filters and parameters.



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GFI LanGuard 11 will then generate the report or audit and display it in the Reports tab or the Audits tab of the LanGuard Console. You can also access the reports and audits from any web browser by using the web server URL. You can export the reports and audits in various formats such as PDF, HTML, CSV, etc.


How to upgrade or migrate to GFI LanGuard 11




If you are already using an older version of GFI LanGuard and you want to upgrade or migrate to GFI LanGuard 11, you can follow these steps:


  • Back up your data.Before you upgrade or migrate to GFI LanGuard 11, you should back up your data such as database, configuration files, scan results, reports, audits, etc. You can use the Backup and Restore tool that is included in GFI LanGuard 11 to perform this task.



  • Download and install GFI LanGuard 11.You can download the latest version of GFI LanGuard 11 from this link. You can install it on the same machine as your old version or on a different machine. You can also choose to install only the LanGuard Server or the LanGuard Console or both.



  • Restore your data.After you install GFI LanGuard 11, you should restore your data from your backup. You can use the Backup and Restore tool that is included in GFI LanGuard 11 to perform this task.



  • Activate your license key.If you have a valid license key for GFI LanGuard 11, you should activate it in the Configuration tab of the LanGuard Console. If you don't have a license key, you can request a trial or purchase one from this link.



Congratulations! You have successfully upgraded or migrated to GFI LanGuard 11. You can now enjoy the new features and benefits of this version.


How to get support and updates for GFI LanGuard 11




If you need any help or assistance with GFI LanGuard 11, you can contact the GFI Support team by using one of the following methods:


  • Email:You can send an email to support@gfi.com with your query and details. You should include your license key, product version, operating system, error messages, screenshots, etc.



  • Phone:You can call the GFI Support team at +1-888-243-4329 (US) or +44-870-770-5370 (UK) or +49-1805-43634 (DE) or +33-170-615-433 (FR) or +39-06-4523-6625 (IT) or +34-91-414-9800 (ES) or +31-20-8080-200 (NL) or +46-8-5250-2820 (SE) or +45-70-2020-30 (DK) or +358-9-4245-1009 (FI) or +47-21-9300-30 (NO) or +43-1-20609-2091 (AT) or +41-43-5082-900 (CH) or +61-(0)2-8412 4900 (AU). You should have your license key ready when you call.



  • Web:You can visit the GFI Support website at https://support.gfi.com/ and browse the knowledge base articles, FAQs, forums, videos, manuals, etc. You can also submit a support ticket online by filling out a form with your query and details.



To get the latest updates and patches for GFI LanGuard 11, you can use one of the following methods:


  • Automatic updates:GFI LanGuard 11 can automatically check for and download updates and patches from the GFI servers. You can configure the automatic update settings in the Configuration tab of the LanGuard Console. You can also manually check for updates by clicking Check for Updates in the Help menu of the LanGuard Console.



  • Manual updates:You can manually download updates and patches from the GFI website at https://www.gfi.com/products-and-solutions/network-security-solutions/languard/download. You can then install them on your machine by running the installer file.



Conclusion




GFI LanGuard 11 is a comprehensive patch management and network auditing solution that helps you manage and secure your network. It allows you to discover and inventory all the elements in your network, scan for missing patches and non-patch vulnerabilities, deploy patches automatically or manually, generate reports and audits for compliance purposes, and integrate with other security tools.


GFI LanGuard 11 is easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy. You can download and install it on your machine in a few minutes. You can also upgrade or migrate from an older version without losing your data. You can get support and updates from the GFI Support team and website.


If you want to try GFI LanGuard 11 for free for 30 days, you can request a trial from this link. If you want to purchase a license key for GFI LanGuard 11, you can do so from this link.


We hope this article has given you a clear overview of what GFI LanGuard 11 is and how to use it. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for reading!


Frequently Asked Questions




Here are some common questions and answers about GFI LanGuard 11:


  • What are the system requirements for GFI LanGuard 11?



The system requirements for GFI LanGuard 11 are as follows:


  • LanGuard Server:



  • Operating system: Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008 R2/2008/2003 R2/2003 SP1/SP2; Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP SP3



  • CPU: Intel Pentium processor at 1 GHz or higher



RAM: Minimum 512 MB; Recommended 4 GB</li


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