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Lansweeper Classic versus Lansweeper Sites (in the Cloud)

Lansweeper was initially developed to automatically gather asset details from a local area network (or LAN). As the lives of the average Lansweeper user have evolved to be more Internet-based and cloud-centric, Lansweeper has grown its product to provide scanning beyond the LAN.

As the Lansweeper roadmap continued to move towards a world-class SaaS solution through multiple iterations, the Lansweeper Cloud Console (or simply, “Lansweeper Sites”) was launched.



Prerequisites to use Lansweeper Sites

To use Lansweeper Sites, all of Lansweeper’s system components must be installed locally (physically or virtually) in the customer’s environment, much like the process for Lansweeper Classic.

Your Lansweeper Site then takes the on-premises Lansweeper SQL database and synchronizes a (substantial) subset of data to a MongoDB at Lansweeper’s AWS instance in Dublin, Ireland. There is a continuous 2-way sync of asset data between the on-prem SQL database and the Lansweeper Site MongoDB. This allows you to keep an accurate view of your asset data wherever you make the changes: in Lansweeper Classic or the Lansweeper Sites.

Once the components are in place, one of the on-premises scanning servers becomes the Sync Server and the conduit for data transfer between Lansweeper Classic (on-premises) and Lansweeper Sites (in the Cloud). 

Begin your journey with Lansweeper Sites using this Getting Started Guide.


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Benefits of Lansweeper Sites

There are numerous benefits to adopting Lansweeper Sites:

  • The ability to use an Open API and a growing number of integrations for third-party tools
  • The ability to link or federate individual Lansweeper installations to a single pane of glass (site) in the Cloud
  • Software Normalization for ease and clarity of reporting
  • A more modern Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Drag-and-drop reporting
  • Access to Asset Lifecycle information
  • The ability to gain vulnerability insights by linking with external catalogs like NIST
  • More granular user permissions using roles and scopes
  • The ability to scan OT Assets to the Lansweeper database
  • Automatic Network Topology Mapping
  • Single Sign On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) 

A full comparison between Lansweeper Sites and Lansweeper Classic is available here.


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Access to specific Lansweeper Sites features is determined by the level of annual subscription plan you select: Starter, Professional or Enterprise.


Continue your training with an Introduction to Discovery ▶️


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