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1 GFI Product Comparison GFI LanGuard 2011 vs Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2

2 General features GFI LanGuard 2011 MBSA 2.2 Scheduled scans r Agent-less Agent-based Integration with Active Directory r Assets tracking r Installs on workstations Network utilities (DNS lookup, traceroute, SNMP walk, etc.) r Flexible scan target (single machine, list of computers, IP ranges, domains, etc.) ééééé éééé Vulnerability management Scan for Windows vulnerabilities Scan for Linux/Mac OS vulnerabilities r Scan for application vulnerabilities r OVAL-certified r CVE-certified r Custom vulnerability checks r Scripting support (VB, Python, SSH) r Vulnerability remediation r Integrated with remote desktop connections r Patch management Detect Microsoft missing patches Detect Linux and Mac OS missing patches r r Detect applications missing patches (non-microsoft) r Deploy Microsoft patches r Deploy Linux and Mac OS patches r r Deploy application patches (non-microsoft) r Deploy custom software and scripts r Automatic detection, download and deployment of patches r Rollback patches r Post patch deployment reboot control r GFI LanGuard 2011 vs. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2 2

3 Network and software audit GFI LanGuard 2011 MBSA 2.2 Port scanning Retrieve computer network role r Retrieve list of shares Retrieve users and groups r Retrieve installed services Retrieve logged-on users r Retrieve password and security audit policies Hardware audit Virtual machines detection File system monitoring r r Get notifications on system changes r Installed software r Integration with over 1,500 critical security applications (antivirus, antispyware, firewalls, backup, etc.) r Uninstall or get notified on unauthorized applications r Reporting Technical reports Dashboard r Results comparison and baselining r Scheduled reports r reports r Export reports to various formats (PDF, DOC, HTML, XML, etc.) r Full text search support r PCI DSS dedicated reports r Reports branding r Advanced results filtering options r GFI LanGuard 2011 vs. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2 3

4 MBSA 2.2 Weaknesses GFI LanGuard 2011 Strengths Less functionality Only works as a vulnerability assessment tool. Complete network security audit solution Works as a virtual security consultant assisting with vulnerability assessment, patch management, network and software audit and security issues remediation. Works only with Microsoft products Does not support products from other vendors. Vulnerability assessment not limited to Microsoft Supports non-microsoft products and non- Microsoft operating systems, e.g., Linux, Mac OS (apart from working with Microsoft products). Conclusion MBSA 2.2 is a vulnerability assessment tool that works only with Microsoft products. GFI LanGuard supports both Microsoft products/oss and other applications. It also provides more than just vulnerability assessment: It is a complete network security audit solution. GFI LanGuard 2011 vs. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2 4

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