We have released a new version of GFI LANguard that allows network and systems administrators to manage software and security patches for non-Microsoft software products.

GFI LANguard enables administrators to scan, detect, assess and rectify vulnerabilities on their network and to secure it with minimal administrative effort. Over 15,000 vulnerability assessments are carried out when GFI LANguard scans the network, including any virtual environment. When the scan is complete, GFI LANguard’s patch management functionality allows administrators to deploy and manage patches and security updates on all machines across the network. Hardware information can be retrieved and baseline comparisons used to check for unauthorized changes.

With the latest version, network and systems administrators can take their patch management requirements to a new level by detecting, downloading and deploying missing patches on popular non-Microsoft software products and applications such as Acrobat Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Adobe Shockwave Player, Firefox, Thunderbird, Java Runtime and others.

“GFI LANguard is a robust and reliable product that enables administrators to scan for and rectify vulnerabilities on their network and also manage and deploy missing software patches. Many companies still take too long to patch their operating systems and software and this often leads to malware attacks and security breaches. With the latest version of GFI LANguard we are extending the capability of the product to manage software patches for non-Microsoft software products giving users another tool to shore up weaknesses on their network,” said Walter Scott, CEO at GFI.

“GFI LANguard has long been the choice of administrators who want to protect their networks. Now they will be in position to ensure that other popular software products that are installed on their systems, apart from Microsoft’s products, are up-to-date with the latest versions and security patches,” Scott added.

For all the changes within this release check out our KB article.