The Remediation Center enables you to fix security issues found during a network scan by deploying or uninstalling applications from target machines.
This article describes the manual remediation tasks available to users.
GFI LanGuard can be set to automatically download missing patches and service packs discovered during a network security scan. At the same time, the Remediation Center allows users to deploy manually these updates network-wide as well as recall any patches that were deployed.
Both patch deployment and patch rollback operations are managed by an agent service that manages all file transfers between GFI LanGuard and remote targets. This service is installed automatically on the remote target computer during the patch deployment process.
A complete list of Microsoft products for which GFI LanGuard can download and deploy patches is available at LanGuard reports. For Non–Microsoft software update patches supported by GFI LanGuard check Supported 3rd party Windows Application Updates.
Note: While an infrequent occurrence, patches may be recalled due to newly discovered vulnerabilities or problems caused by the installation of these updates such as conflict issues with present software or hardware.
Note: The complete patch management process, from detection to remediation, is supported for most of the non-Microsoft products. There is, however a small set of products that GFI LanGuard cannot update and which GFI LanGuard functionality is limited to detecting missing updates. For example, Apache Webserver, MySQL, VMware Player and Workstation.
Ensure that the NetBIOS service is enabled on the remote target computer(s).
1. To access the Remediation Center, select Remediate tab > Remediation Center.
2. From the left panel, expand and locate a computer or a domain to perform remediation actions. The available remediation actions are described below:
|Deploy Software Updates||Deploy missing patches discovered when auditing target computers.|
|Uninstall Software Updates||Uninstall service packs from target computers.|
|Deploy Custom Software||Deploy custom applications and scripts on target computers.|
|Uninstall Applications||Uninstall applications from target computers.|
|Malware Protection||Perform Malware protection actions on target computers.|
|Remote Support via Remote Desktop Connection||
Connect to a target machine and perform administrative tasks using the remote desktop connection:
3. Choose the desired remediation action and follow the steps from the corresponding Knowledge article in the table above.