This section provides you with information about GFI LanGuard components. The installation files enable you to install both GFI LanGuard from where you can perform patch management and remediation tasks from the dashboard and also GFI LanGuard Central Management Server - a web console that unifies multiple GFI LanGuard installations into one centralized console. All the other components are deployed through GFI LanGuard once installation is complete. Available components are described in the table below:
|GFI LanGuard Central Management Server
|Also known as Central Management Server, this component provides integration between several GFI LanGuard instances, even in remote locations. GFI LanGuard Central Management Server enables reporting but does not allow scans or remediation tasks. For more information refer to GFI LanGuard Central Management Server.
|Enables you to manage agents, perform scans, analyze results, remediate vulnerability issues and generate reports. For more information refer to Introduction.
|GFI LanGuard Agents
|Enable data processing and auditing on target machines; once an audit is finished, result is sent to GFI LanGuard. For more information refer to Deploying Agents.
|GFI LanGuard Update System
|Enables you to configure GFI LanGuard to auto–download updates released by GFI to improve functionality. These updates also include checking GFI web site for newer builds. For more information refer to Configuring Program Updates.
|GFI LanGuard Attendant Service
|The background service that manages all scheduled operations, including scheduled network security scans, patch deployment and remediation operations. For more information refer to Scanning Your Network.
|GFI LanGuard Scanning Profiles Editor
|This editor enables you to create new and modify existing scanning profiles. For more information refer to Scanning Profile Editor.
|GFI LanGuard Command Line Tools
|Enables you to launch network vulnerability scans and patch deployment sessions as well as importing and exporting profiles and vulnerabilities without loading up GFI LanGuard. For more information refer to Command Line Tools.