Chapter 6. Solutions in this Chapter:

  • Performing a Hardware Inventory
  • Compiling a Software Inventory
  • Analyzing the Results
  • Blacklisting and Whitelisting Applications
  • Network Documentation
  • Summary
  • Solutions Fast Track
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

As a network administrator, one of your biggest responsibilities is to know what's on your network. You need to know what devices are attached to the network, and what software is installed on those devices. After all, if you don't even know what is connected to your network, or how those devices are set up, then how in the world can you possibly consider your network to be secure?

Fortunately, GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner can help with this problem. Some of the product's scanning ...

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