||"We were looking for a simple, reliable, complete
and scalable tool to fulfil general duties as well as more specific
ones: GFI LANguard N.S.S. fit the bill perfectly." -
Sébastien Guépratte, IT supervisor at ENTREPOSE
ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES uses GFI LANguard Network Security
Scanner to audit its network security and ensure it is free from
vulnerabilities, thereby averting possible hacker attacks. GFI LANguard
N.S.S. is a network security scanner as well as a complete patch management
ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES relies heavily on technology especially
within its design and engineering departments. To date the company
owns 150 computers working on a Windows network. As a secure network
environment is fundamental to ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES, the company
identified the need for a hassle-free solution that would scan the
network, detect possible security holes and deploy any patches or
missing service packs. Sébastien Guépratte,
IT supervisor at ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES said, "We were looking
for a simple, reliable, complete and scalable tool to fulfil general
duties as well as more specific ones."
Mr. Guépratte explained that ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES opted
for a network security and patch management solution for two main
- They needed a security reporting tool to ensure a control and
a follow-up of the servers and workstations by the facility management
- They needed a simple and reliable "emergency" deployment
In addition, the company wanted a tool on which they could add
their own detection tests.
An efficient, flexible and reliable vulnerability scanner
GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) 5 (for unlimited
IPs) seemed like the best solution for ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES because
it fulfilled their needs by providing both "an efficient, flexible
and reliable vulnerability scanner", as well as a patch deployment
tool. "The scanning tool enables us to know the 'vulnerability'
status of our hardware, to follow up its evolution and to detect
any 'suspicious' changes," explained Mr. Guépratte,
"whereas the patch management option allows us to deploy patches
quickly according to the status of the hardware. It is a good complement
to our Windows Software Update Service."
Mr. Guépratte pointed out the main characteristics which
make GFI LANguard N.S.S. a most useful tool for ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES:
- Flexibility at scan level: The company can configure
scans with different objectives on different parts of the hardware.
"We can add specific tests, for example verifying if the
anti-virus pattern is up-to-date," said Mr. Guépratte.
- The possibility to program scans with reporting: "We
use this feature to receive reports listing all the changes since
the last scan."
- Result storage on SQL Server: "With GFI LANguard
N.S.S. we can easily archive results and produce score boards."
- Simple deployment of executables on stations: "We
can trust any deployment of any executable, including on the WAN."
When asked about the cost savings seen since using GFI LANguard
N.S.S., Mr. Guépratte replied, "I don't think the cost
saving with GFI LANguard N.S.S. is directly quantifiable. The security
is a saving yet to come! We have brought down the number of virus
attacks to zero, partly due to the product that allows us to detect
and apply critical missing patches." Anti-virus tools are also
set up on ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES' mail servers, stations and gateways;
and all work well. However, the deployment of GFI LANguard N.S.S.
assures that the hardware is "up-to-date and has no considerable
About GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.)
GFI LANguard N.S.S. checks your network for possible security vulnerabilities
by scanning your entire network for missing security patches, service
packs, open shares, open ports, unused user accounts and more. With
this information (displayed in customizable reports), you can easily
lock down your network against hackers. GFI LANguard N.S.S. can
also remotely deploy missing patches and service packs in applications
and OS. GFI LANguard N.S.S. is the leading Windows security scanner
and is very competitively priced.
About ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES
ENTREPOSE ECHAFAUDAGES is a French company founded in 1935 that
deals with the building, hiring and selling of scaffolding. ENTREPOSE
ECHAFAUDAGES has a staff complement of 320 employees and owns 25
sites throughout France. It is a market leading company which boasted
a turnover of € 45 million in 2003.
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