Quick Trial Guide

This topic lists the steps required to evaluate GFI LanGuard, from deployment to achieving results.

GFI LanGuard is a patch management and network auditing solution that enables you to manage and maintain end-point protection across devices within your LAN. It acts as a virtual security consultant that offers Patch Management, Vulnerability Assessment and Network Auditing support for Windows®, LinuxAn open source operating system that is part of the Unix operating system family. and MAC computers, as well as mobile devices.

During the 30 day evaluation, the full functionality of the product is available, limited to 25 IP addresses and 25 mobile devices.


Deployment Scenarios

The type of deployment depends on the number of computers and devices you want to monitor and the network traffic load during normal operation time. Choose a deployment scenario that best matches your infrastructure needs.

System Requirements

GFI LanGuard performance depends on the system resources available. Ensure that the machine where GFI LanGuard is installed meets the system requirements. For improved performance, it is recommended to use an SSDSolid State Drives are storage devices for computers. These drives use flash memory technology to provide superior performance and durability to traditional Hard Disk Drives. hard drive for the database server.

Obtaining an evaluation key -

Register here to start your GFI LanGuard 30 days evaluation. After registering, you will receive an email to confirm your account and login details. Your GFI account is linked to this trial registration and is used to activate the product.

If you need to evaluate for a longer period or with more than 25 IP addresses and 25 mobile devices, submit your request here.


You may now proceed to install GFI LanGuard. When done, test the installation by running a local scan.


Scanning the machines and devices on your network is the first step to get to know the security level of your organization. Use the GFI LanGuard interface to start the scan of one or more computers:

Different Scanning Profiles are also available. Alternatively, create a custom profile for your evaluation.


On completion of a network security scan, it is important to identify the areas that require immediate attention. Use the information provided in the dashboard to determine the correct analysis and interpretation approach to get the most out of your scan results and apply the appropriate fixes.

The dashboard can also be further customized to summarize and organize the security information of your network:

GFI LanGuard can also geenrate reports based on information obtained from scans.


Fix the vulnerabilities found on network computers during the scan, either manually or automatically :

  • Deploy missing patches - Review the detailed description for each missing patch on your target machines. Select the patches that you want to deploy and proceed with deployment.
  • Deploying custom software - Use this feature to deploy custom applications across multiple computers at one go.

Next Steps

The previous steps gave you a fair view of how to evaluate the basic functionality of GFI LanGuard. However the product offers many more features. If you would like to try more complex tasks, take a look at these options:

  • Install Agents - GFI LanGuard agents enable faster audits and drastically reduce network bandwidth utilization.
  • Configure agent schedule - Configure scheduled scans on computers running GFI LanGuard agents.
  • Uninstall unauthorized applications - Using this feature, you can control the applications installed on each target device and uninstall any unauthorized applications present in the network.
  • Central Management Server - Targeted for large organizations, this service consolidates in a single unit the reports from multiple instances of GFI LanGuard .