GFI LanGuard allows users to write custom scripts that check for vulnerabilities. Scripts can be platform dependent or platform independent:

Type Description
Platform dependent

The scripts are run on the scanned machine.

  • UNIX shell scripts run through SSH - The remote machine must be a UNIX machine and allow remote connections via SSH
Platform independent

The scripts are run on the machine where GFI LanGuard is installed.

  • Visual Basic scripts - This manual provides extensive information on how to write, debug and setup Visual Basic custom vulnerability checks
  • Python scripts - More details are available in the Python Scripting topic in this manual.

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