GFI LANGuard – Review

by Bruce Brown | 4 Comments

GFI Languard Network and Security Scanner

I was given the honor of reviewing GFI LANguard network and security scanner. Right off the bat I notice that the interface is very intuitive & easy to use, which is important to a busy security professional that have better things to do with their time than fight with a messy
security tool.

The network scanning tool I normally use is called Retina.
When lining the two up, I have to say Retina is much more powerful, with many more options built in. It can drill way down and do intrusive scans where GFI LANguard v.9 is pretty vanilla. It gives you what you need and that is it.

The simplicity could be an advantage to a system admin doing a security job, because it really is straight to the point. The cost is definitely and advantage. GFI LANguard is about ½ the cost of the Retina Scan tool.

Retina Professional Edition 16 IP Pack – $995.00

GFI LAN Guard goes for about 300+ for 10 licences.

Nessus is considered one of the best network scan tools but its more expensive then both.

What I really like about Retina is that it allows you to scan in accordance with Department of Defense standards, SAN, and others. Languard does look at the SANS Top 20 report vulnerabilities.

If your looking for basic, down to Earth network & security scanner for your small to medium business needs, than GFI Languard is definitely the way to go because you will not beat the cost for the quality and support you get. Its going to give you a thorough assessment of the your systems and even tell you how to fix them. Buy this product!

4 Comments on GFI LANGuard – Review

  1. Lubomir
    February 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm (9 years ago)

    I tried Nessus and GFI languard 9. GFI Languard means for me a lot of problems with connecting remote registry, firewall, SMB server and WMI. Of course, the results were not complet. Nessus has no problem with it in the same LAN and his results were complet. The price of Nesus and GFI languard is the same, we have 120 lic. of GFI and Nessus – ProfessionalFeed (1200 $). GFI languard has better reports.

  2. Randall
    October 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm (7 years ago)

    We use this in our office LAN setup. We optimized the Data cabling for administration purposes on monitoring employee PC activity and resource usage.

  3. Terry Wilson
    October 15, 2012 at 6:48 am (7 years ago)

    I wonder how the performance of that data cabling goes? I know a lot of professionals who suggested me tons of good quality, but I don't know what to choose.

  4. Austin
    October 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm (7 years ago)

    LANguard is optimized for LAN data cabling brisbane connection due to its packet tracing to all ports defined. Easy to setup and quite not easy to bypass.


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