Performing patch management is one of the most tedious chores that must be completed by network administrators. While there are many patch management tools available, they can be expensive, have sharp learning curves, or are not deployable across all software platforms. One third party solution, however, GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner, version 5, is an affordable option that can scan the network and deploy patches efficiently while looking for other potential security vulnerabilities.
When you scan your network for missing patches, GFI LANguard will also check for things like open shares, open ports, and unused user accounts. The software also checks for security vulnerabilities related to audit policies, password policies, user accounts, groups, and computers. When the scan is complete, GFI LANguard offers a dozen different reports that you can view. Many of these reports pertain specifically to security vulnerabilities that have been detected. Best of all, reports exist that focus