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March 31, 2015 6:49 PM ET


Company Overview of GFI Software S.A.

Company Overview

GFI Software S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of collaboration and IT infrastructure software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in Europe and the Americas. It offers IT infrastructure solutions, including log management that monitors and manages Windows event logs by automatically processing, archiving, and collecting various events occurring within an SMB environment; Antispam to detect and remove spam from incoming email before it reaches the user; Web filtering, which allows SMBs to regulate use of the Internet at work to protect the SMB IT infrastructure from Websites; Anti-malware for scanning malware and viruses; patch management that streaml...

7A, rue Robert Stümper

Luxembourg,  2557


853 Employees


352 2786 0231

Key Executives for GFI Software S.A.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 46
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
General Counsel, Secretary and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

GFI Software S.A. Key Developments

GFI Software Brings Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi Management to SMBs with GFI WirelessSentry

GFI Software unveiled GFI WirelessSentry, a cloud-based solution designed to allow IT administrators to easily monitor, manage and secure their wireless networks, optimizing performance while protecting users from wireless threats, regardless of the networking hardware deployed. GFI WiSe uses a simple-to-deploy lightweight sensor on a local machine near each access point, in conjunction with a web-based cloud management console. After deploying the sensor, WiSe automatically identifies nearby wireless networks and access points, which can then be easily monitored and managed via an intuitive dashboard that can be accessed using a variety of browser-equipped devices. GFI WiSe works with a company's existing systems, regardless of make and model, eliminating the need to make large investments in compatible hardware. GFI WiSe's vendor agnostic approach makes it an ideal option for SMBs who want a centrally-managed solution that controls costs around usage monitoring while assuring their network is secured and protected from rogue access points. GFI WiSe features include: Vendor and AP agnostic: There's no need to replace existing access points, as GFI WiSe works with any existing hardware. As a result, costs are kept low and the need for forklift upgrades of equipment are eliminated, along with vendor lock-in. Remote management of Wi-Fi networks: GFI WiSe's cloud-based console makes networks accessible from virtually anywhere via a web-based console. Wireless vulnerability assessment and detection: The GFI WiSe wireless intrusion detection system (WIDS) enhances security by detecting threats and vulnerabilities, including rogue access points in and around an organization's wireless network, alerting IT staff to their existence. Bandwidth monitoring: GFI WiSe sensors monitor the wireless connections and traffic on the access point. Sensors poll into the web console on a configured interval over a secured connection. Upon check-in, the sensor sends updated device connection and usage information to the web console. VIP Monitoring: GFI WiSe enables the ability to mark certain devices as "VIP." This ensures admins receive instant alerts when those devices connect to the network, and indicates their location. With complete knowledge of the SSID, access point and device the VIP is using, IT staffs can ensure business continuity for executives on the move. Real time alerts: GFI WiSe enables IT administrators and wireless network managers to monitor their networks via the dashboard. In addition, support staff can receive real-time alerts for critical and warning events via SMS or email. The graphical reporting tool allows users to easily attain detailed network usage information and share it with stakeholders. The growing need for powerful Wi-Fi network management and oversight in SMBs was reinforced by a recent independent survey of 1,000 U.S. employees conducted by Opinion Matters, which revealed 97% of respondents reported using their personal mobile device for work. With BYOD becoming more pervasive in the workplace, the amount of devices connecting to the network, despite employee headcounts remaining the same, is growing rapidly. This creates the added responsibility for already resource-strapped SMB IT administrators to have to manage and secure their Wi-Fi networks to accommodate the influx of devices. In the same survey, nearly 40% of users surveyed admitted to using mobile devices to circumvent existing IT security and data policies in the workplace. Furthermore, 20% of those surveyed had no security measures enabled on their mobile devices, including AV, PIN numbers, access passwords or remote wipe capabilities, making their devices the weakest link in a Wi-Fi network. These findings illustrate the need for administrators to have transparency in their Wi-Fi network and be able to manage its operation closely, while maintaining security, even when under the added strain of supporting a growing number of devices and a mixed range of network equipment. GFI WiSe is easy to install, maintain and can be up and running in minutes, without the need to replace any existing hardware. IT administrators quickly gain greater insight into the devices connecting to their networks; where, when and how users are connecting; and the amount of bandwidth used. In addition, GFI WiSe enhances wireless security and protects users against rogue access points in and around IT administrators' wireless networks. Pricing and Availability: GFI WiSe is available immediately and prices start from $259 per access point and is based on an annual subscription model.

GFI Software Launches GFI LanGuard 2014

GFI Software announced the availability of GFI LanGuard 2014. The newest version now features vulnerability assessment for mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones, running the mobile operating systems iOS, Android and Windows Mobile, as well as support for Linux and more than 20 additional third-party patches. GFI LanGuard, the company's award-winning, comprehensive patch management, vulnerability assessment and network auditing software for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), provides network and system administrators with the ability to manage all of their patching needs through a single, intuitive and easy-to-use interface, without the need for other update tools. Enhanced features of GFI LanGuard 2014 include: Vulnerability assessment for smartphones and tablets: Based on data from National Vulnerability Database (NVD), Apple iOS contained the most security vulnerabilities in 2012, surpassing Windows operating systems for the first time. GFI LanGuard offers agent-less vulnerability assessment for all smartphones and tablets that connect to the users Microsoft Exchange servers. Apple iOS, Google Android and Windows Phone are supported; Patch management for major Linux distributions: GFI LanGuard now supports mixed environments including Windows, Mac OS X and major Linux distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Suse, CentOS and Debian; Patch management extended with 20+ new third party applications: LanGuard has expanded its automatic patch management support for a significant number of new third party applications covering: instant messaging (Pidgin), utilities (CBBurnerXP, ImgBurn, Notepad++, CCleaner), media (VLC, Audacity), documents (LibreOffice), imaging (IrfanView, Paint.Net), online storage/backup (Google Drive, Mozy, Box), FTP clients (WinSCP, Core FTP) and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign). GFI LanGuard 2014 combines vulnerability scanning, patch management, and network and software auditing into one solution that enables IT professionals to scan, detect, assess and correct potential security risks on their networks with minimal administrative effort. GFI LanGuard also enables administrators to inventory devices attached to their networks; receive change alerts, such as notification when a new application is installed; ensure antivirus applications are current and enabled; and strengthen compliance with industry regulations through automated patch management that defends against potential network vulnerabilities. With GFI LanGuard, IT administrators can manage more than 2,500 machines from a single console. GFI LanGuard integrates with more than 2,500 security applications and can check for more than 50,000 different vulnerabilities on a network.

GFI Software Mulls Acquisitions

GFI Software S.A. acquired IASO Backup Technology BV. Walter Scott, Chief Executive Officer of GFI Software, said, "And it may not be the last of GFI's acquisitions . "We are constantly on the lookout for new technologies that will help us solve our customers' problems and enhance our products."

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