GFI LanGuard Network Scanner

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As discussed in my previous blog what is GFI Languard and how to install the GFI LanGuard . Today we will learn how to use the GFI Languard Network Scanner. GFI LanGuard is a network audit and patch management solution that helps user to easily manage and maintain end point protection every devices within Local Area Network. It automatically discover all the elements of your Network. computer, mobile, tablet, printer, servers, virtual machine, router- switches and laptop etc.

Features of GFI Languard

As we see there are so many features of GFI Languard we will use some of them.

Lets Begin!

Launch the GFI Languard Network Scanner, GFI Languard dashboard

configure the scan, click on scan tab to scan the network or system. Here i choose localhost in which my GFI Languard is running.

click on profile there is 20 type of scanning choose your option whatever you want to scan like full scan , full vulnerability assessment , hardware audit etc.. Here i choose the full scan. when you finish the scan setting click on scan button .

Now it start scanning the localhost it will take sometime be patient until the scan finish.

Scan completed for localhost check the interface

Once scan in completed check the scanning result and vulnerabilities

click on localhost left side of the interface then click on vulnerability assessment then check the vulnerability, High, low, potential, missing etc .

click on high security vulnerability and check, in my case autorun is enable, this is the high security vulnerability.

As you can check all the vulnerabilities like High, low, potential etc..

After vulnerability assessment Now check the Network and Software Audit. Click on it and check one by one .

click on Network and Software Audit then ports and check the TCP UDP port issues.

click on hardware here check all hardware information one by one. Like Network Device, USB device, Processor Motherboard memory, Storage details etc..

Here i check the Network Device information mac address IP address Hostname etc..

After the hardware information you can check the software information. click the software check one by one software related information.

Here i check the General Application information, what applications is running in my system.

Like a Hardware and software information system information option is also available. click on system information and check the system’s information

Here i click on user and check the users information.

Click on Dashboard then overview, here is the all overview of the scan .

Here we can check the one by one information by single tab like computer information, History, vulnerability, Ports etc..

click on patch and we can to check how to patch the vulnerabilities.

Final we can generate the Report of complete scan. click on report tab and select the report type like want to generate computer security report, vulnerability status, patch status etc.

click on report type and then click on generate report. Here I generate the vulnerability status report.

We can generate report according to the security standards like PCI DSS Compliance, HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, SIPA, ISO/IEC 27001, FISMA etc..

click on security standard in my case PCI DSS compliance and then click on Audit policy and click on generate report.

Here i generate the PCI DSS Audit Policy report.

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GFI LanGuard Installation

Hello Everyone !

GFI LanGuard is a network audit and patch management solution that helps user to easily manage and maintain end point protection every devices within Local Area Network. It Offer the IT administrator to scan the computer and server on the network to detect and resolve the security threats. It supports windows, Mac, Linux computer and mobile device offers vulnerability assessment, patch management, and network Audit. It has a check database to identify the system and network weakness. It uses the top 20 vulnerability guidelines OVAL, CVS, SANS etc.. source

GFI LanGuard uses the database server to store the the information from security audit and remediation. It can be any of the both SQL Server Express 2008 R2 or later | SQL Server 2008 R2 or later.

GFI LanGuard is available both as a licensed product for large network and also as a free full featured version scanning up-to 5 IP addresses.


You need to create a account to download GFI LanGuard and it will send you a key in your mail.

System Requirements

system requires for 1 to 100 computers, Processor –> 2GHz Dual core , Physical storage –> 5 GB , RAM –> 2GB, Network bandwidth –> 1544 kbps

Operating System


Launch The GFI LanGuard Installer. Popup will show select the language and click on next.

Select GFI LanGuard and click Next. The installation will automatically download and install any missing components.

Fill the detail username password that used when register for download GFI LanGuard and click on sync it will automatic detect the license key, if you don’t have account or license key then signup here.

Or you can manually enter the license key.

In the Database server configuration it will detect the server name and SQL database name if you have SQL server installed in your system.

Provide the SQL server authentication or use the windows Authentication.

In the Gfi Languard a welcome popup will show click on next.

In the License agreement screen read the license agreement and select I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next

Attendant service credentials Enter the Administrative credentials and password and click on Next

Click next to install to the default folder or change to choose another.

Click Install the final GFI Languard installation

GFI languard Installation complete click finish and launch it.

Launch the GFI LanGuard

GFI Languard Interface Now its ready to scan the target.

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