This article contains terminology and abbreviations that are widely used with LanGuard.
|LanGuard server||LanGuard main application. Occasionally, this term can refer to the machine where the LanGuard main application is installed.|
|LanGuard console||LanGuard main application Windows Graphical User Interface.|
|Central Management Server (CMS)||An optional component deployed separately or along with the LanGuard server, a Web console that unifies multiple LanGuard installations for reporting purposes.|
|LanGuard Agent(s)||Enable data processing and auditing on target machines; once an audit is finished, the result is sent to the LanGuard server.|
|Relay Agent||LanGuard Agents configured as Relay Agents download program updates, patches, and vulnerability definitions directly from the LanGuard server or upstream Relay and serve them to the Agents on client machines.|
|Attendant Service||Windows Service responsible for managing all the modules/plugins.|
|LNSSCommunicator||DCOM engine being used for communications and to enumerate required information.|
|Remediation||Manually or automatically fixing vulnerabilities, deploying Microsoft and third-party patches and updates, installing or removing custom software on network computers.|
|Scanning||A process of gathering information on the network and running various checks on target machines to identify system and network weaknesses via a comprehensive vulnerability definitions database, with tests based on OVAL, CVE, and SANS Top 20 vulnerability assessment guidelines.|
|Scanning Profiles||Collections of tests and vulnerability checks used to retrieve (only) the desired information from the scan targets.|
|Scanning Profile Editor||This editor enables you to create new and to modify existing scanning profiles.|
|LNSS||LanGuard Network Security Scanner.|
|FQDN||Fully Qualified Domain Name: An FQDN is the most complete domain name that identifies a host or server.
The format is: [hostname].[domain].[tld].
|WMI||Windows Management Instrumentation.|
|RPC||Remote Procedure Call.|
|SMB||Server Message Block (a.k.a. File and Printer Sharing).|
|TCP||Transmission Control Protocol.|
|UDP||User Datagram Protocol.|
|DNS||Domain Name System - translates domain names into the numerical IP addresses, while Reverse DNS translates IP addresses into domain names.|
|DCOM||Distributed Component Object Model.|
|WoL||Wake on LAN.|