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GFI Network Security and PCI Compliance Power Tools

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Today all companies, U.S. federal agencies, and non-profit organizations have valuable data on their servers that needs to be secured. One of the challenges for IT experts is learning how to use new products in a time-efficient manner, so that new implementations can go quickly and smoothly. Learning how to set up sophisticated products is time-consuming, and can be confusing. GFI's LANguard Network Security Scanner reports vulnerabilities so that they can be mitigated before unauthorized intruders can wreck havoc on your network. To take advantage of the best things that GFI's LANguard Network Security Scanner has to offer, you'll want to configure it on your network so that it captures key events and alerts you to potential vulnerabilities before they are exploited.
In this book Brien Posey has pinpointed the most important concepts with examples and screenshots so that systems administrators and security engineers can understand how to get the GFI security tools working quickly and effectively. His straightforward, no nonsense writing style is devoid of difficult to understand technical jargon. His descriptive examples explain how GFI's security tools enhance the security controls that are already built into your server's operating system.
* Secure Your Network Master the various components that make up the management console and prepare to use it for most tasks.
* Analyze Scan Results View detected vulnerabilities, save and print results, query open ports, and filter your results.
* Install and Use the ReportPack Learn how to build custom reports and schedule reports. See how filters allow you to control the information that is processed when a reports is run.
* Perform a Hardware Inventory and Compile a Software Inventory Use GFI to do your inventories and perform audits. See how to blacklist and whitelist applications to make your reports more meaningful.
* Manage Patches Effectively See how to deploy a specific patch, perform a scan comparison, uninstall a patch, and deploy custom software.
* Use GFI EndPointSecurity to Lock Down Hardware Be prepared for users trying to install unauthorized software, copy sensitive data onto removable media, or perform other actions to try and circumvent your network's security.
* Create Protection Policies Control the level of device access allowed on a system and create separate protection policies; one for servers, one for workstations, and one for laptops. Learn how to deploy agents.
* Regulate Specific Devices Master some of the advanced features of GFI: locking device categories, blacklisting and whitelisting devices, and using file type restrictions.
* Monitor Device Usage Keep tabs on your network by setting logging options, setting alerting options, and generating end point security reports.

* Use GFI EndPointSecurity to Lock Down Hardware
* Create Protection Policies to Control the Level of Device Access
* Master Advanced Features of GFI: Locking Device Categories, Blacklisting and Whitelisting Devices, Using File Type Restrictions and More

Table of Contents

  1. Brief Table of Contents
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Copyright
  4. Technical Editor
  5. Foreword
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Chapter 1. Installing GFI LANguard Network Security ScannerSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Installing GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner
    3. Summary
    4. Solutions Fast Track
    5. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Chapter 2. An Introduction to the GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner Management ConsoleSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. The Main Console Screen
    3. The Configuration Screen
    4. The Tools Screen
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Chapter 3. Performing a Security ScanSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Performing Your First Security Scan
    3. A Shortcut to Scanning
    4. Performing a Full Network Security Scan
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Chapter 4. Analyzing the Scan ResultsSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Viewing the Scan Results
    3. Viewing the Vulnerabilities that Were Detected
    4. Saving the Scan Results
    5. Printing the Scan Results
    6. Getting More Information
    7. Querying Open Ports
    8. Filtering the Scan Results
    9. Summary
    10. Solutions Fast Track
    11. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Chapter 5. Using the ReportPackSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Installing the ReportPack
    3. Creating a Report
  12. Chapter 6. Inventories and AuditingSolutions in this Chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Performing a Hardware Inventory
    3. Compiling a Software Inventory
    4. Analyzing the Results
    5. Blacklisting and Whitelisting Applications
    6. Network Documentation
    7. Summary
    8. Solutions Fast Track
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
  13. Chapter 7. Patch ManagementSolutions in this Chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Downloading Microsoft Patches
    3. Scanning for Missing Updates
    4. Applying Microsoft Service Packs
    5. Deploying Microsoft Patches
    6. Double Check the Patch Management Status
    7. Deploying a Specific Patch
    8. Performing a Scan Comparison
    9. Uninstalling a Patch
    10. Deploying Custom Software
    11. Summary
    12. Solutions Fast Track
    13. Frequently Asked Questions
  14. Chapter 8. Installing GFI EndPointSecuritySolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Hardware and Software Requirements
    3. Installing GFI EndPointSecurity
    4. Performing the Initial Configuration
    5. Installing the ReportPack
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  15. Chapter 9. Defining Protection PoliciesSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating Protection Policies
    3. Deploying Agents
    4. Setting Device Permissions
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  16. Chapter 10. Advanced Security ConfigurationsSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Regulating Specific Devices
    3. Blacklisting and Whitelisting Devices
    4. File Type Restrictions
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  17. Chapter 11. End Point ManagementSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. The End User Experience
    3. Removing the Agent Component
    4. Making Temporary Exceptions
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  18. Chapter 12. Monitoring Device UsageSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Setting Logging Options
    3. Setting Alerting Options
    4. Generating End Point Security Reports
    5. Keeping Tabs on Your Network
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  19. Chapter 13. Installing GFI EventsManager
    1. Introduction
    2. Installing GFI EventsManager
    3. Performing the Initial Configuration
    4. Installing the ReportPack
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  20. Chapter 14. Browsing the Event LogsSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Browsing the Logs
    3. Customizing the Events Browser View
    4. Creating Custom Queries
    5. Exporting Events
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  21. Chapter 15. Event Processing RulesSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. Default Classification Actions
    3. Event Processing Rules
    4. The Anatomy of a Rule
    5. Making Your Own Rules
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  22. Chapter 16. Getting the Big Picture
    1. Introduction
    2. Status Reports
    3. Reporting
    4. Summary
    5. Solutions Fast Track
    6. Frequently Asked Questions
  23. Chapter 17. Installing and Configuring GFI Network Server Monitor
    1. Introduction
    2. Hardware and Software Requirements
    3. Installing GFI Network Server Monitor
    4. Performing the Initial Configuration
    5. Creating Separate Folders
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  24. Chapter 18. Working with GFI Network Server Monitor's Configuration Console
    1. Introduction
    2. Customizing Monitoring Checks
    3. Monitoring Checks Status
    4. Built-in Tools
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  25. Chapter 19. GFI Network Monitor's Additional ComponentsSolutions in this chapter:
    1. Introduction
    2. The Activity Monitor
    3. The Reporter
    4. The Troubleshooter
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  26. Index
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