This article answers whether the GFI LanGuard can handle scanning and patch deployment of remote machines not attached to the local network, and not using a VPN.
GFI LanGuard can perform scanning and patching of any remote machines, even those not attached to the local network, as long as it is able to reach and login to the target computers.
For example, if a remote machine name can be resolved to a reachable IP on the internet, all the required ports are open and security permissions are met, LanGuard will be able to scan and patch it. However, for security purposes, it's highly recommended to use a VPN in such cases.
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