Securing Windows 2000 using LANguard S.E.L.M. Page 4
The last major feature of LANguard S.E.L.M. is certainly my favorite - its ability to produce clear and insightful reports quickly an easily. For those of you with managers looking for detailed information on network security, this will truly make your life easier. Not only are the most common reports predefined, but you can also define custom reports to be built from the information stored in the database. For example, the screenshot below outlines the Reporter interface:
The reports shown are actually templates - once you right click and choose Generate, you'll be presented with the completed report. Not only can the reports be printed easily, they can also be exported to common formats including RTF, CSV, Crystal Reports, and others.
LANguard S.E.L.M. has many additional features that I haven't covered here - advanced filtering capabilities, the ability to backup the database to ensure optimal performance, and more. If you're serious about monitoring security on your network, you should take a look at LANguard S.E.L.M. Not only will the product reduce the amount of administrative effort required to manage and monitor event security, it will also give you the peace of mind of knowing that you'll be able to respond to critical incidents in a timely fashion. GFI offers a free trial version of LANguard S.E.L.M. for download. Given the time and effort (and subsequently dollars) that companies spend trying to ensure a cohesive security strategy, LANguard S.E.L.M. represents a practical and cost-effective solution.