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Address the challenge of Network Security by having all the right information on all your IT assets at your fingertips. This is key in securing your network and countering vulnerabilities.

Challenge

Network security is one of the biggest challenges in an ever-changing IT environment. Ensuring your network and data are safe is one of the top priorities of any business. You have to keep anti-virus software up-to-date, firewalls enabled and other security features or settings configured correctly. New threats often arise and new vulnerabilities require constant updates of software and firmware. The first step in making sure your network is safe is having all the information at hand. Once you have the information, you can analyze it and take appropriate actions where needed to secure your network.

Solution

The first step in securing your network and countering vulnerabilities is always having all the information. Scan your entire network by using one of Lansweeper's scanning targets to get a complete inventory of your network. Anti-virus status and version, Windows updates, firmware version, software version, data encryption status, failure audits can all be reported. Use alerts to notify the correct personnel in your business when security risks arise. You can also use a combination of the built-in reports, custom reports, deployments, registry scanning and file scanning.

Anti-virus

Track your anti-virus software and get alerts when anti-virus software is out-of-date, disabled or not installed. Lansweeper includes a number of built-in reports that you can use to report on all the anti-virus software installed on your network. Additionally, by combining these reports with alerts, you can get notified when anti-virus software is out-of-date, disabled or not installed.

Software vulnerabilities and Network Security

With the increased number of vulnerabilities that are being exploited, it is more important than ever to keep your software and OS up-to-date. Remember Wannacry, Intel-SA0086 and the 7Zip-vulnerability?  Lansweeper will automatically scan your OS version and updates. Additionally, you can scan installed software versions. Use built-in reports to get an overview of OS versions, OS updates, and software versions and verify whether all your assets have been updated. In combination with the deployment module, Lansweeper allows you to detect known vulnerabilities and patch them at the same time, which will boost network security.

For the most severe vulnerabilities, Lansweeper's technical team will frequently create specialized reports or even deployment packages to detect and fix vulnerabilities in your network. These vulnerability updates are posted on our blog and on our forums.

Data Protection

Data protection is often key in a business security policy. Lansweeper automatically scans if your drives are encrypted with BitLocker and if the prerequisites for enabling BitLocker are present. This allows you to get an overview of all the assets which have been encrypted or encrypted drives.  If you plan on implementing drive encryption, you can check which assets are ready or still need modifications.

Custom Security Reporting

Lansweeper's event log scanning provides even more tools to secure your assets. By utilizing the wealth of information available in the Windows event log, you can keep an eye on anything, which might indicate a security risk. For example, a large number of failed logins can indicate a brute-force attack or someone trying to guess the password of one of your assets. Set up special event log alerts to notify the right people as soon as a specified event is scanned. Get notified within minutes by combining event log scanning, reporting, and alerts.

While Lansweeper scans most information from Windows assets, sometimes a company's security policy requires specific settings or options to be enabled, which Lansweeper might not scan by default. With custom registry scanning, you can scan a specified registry key on all assets in your network, thus ensuring that your assets or users are compliant with your security policy. The deployment module even allows you to deploy scripts to modify the registry keys or values if needed.

In addition to registry scanning, Lansweeper also provides file property scanning. Scan file properties to detect harmful files on your assets. Retrieving this information also allows you to automatically let Lansweeper take action and remove the harmful file using a deployment package.

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