Greenbone and GSM TRIAL (formerly OpenVAS/GCE)
GSM TRIAL (formerly OpenVAS/GCE) is still the most widely used open-source vulnerability scanning product, with over 30,000 installations worldwide.
OpenVAS was renamed the GCE (Community Edition) and that is now known as the GSM TRIAL - its still free to use and as easy to use and effective as ever. But the commercial version is even better! The Greenbone Security Manager provides a complete vulnerability scanning solution for organizations of any industry, size or location
In summary, upgrading to the Greenbone Security Feed and a Greenbone Security manager appliance gives you so much more!
Convenience – Set-up and future upgrades are automatic, you can schedule scans to run whenever you want
Flexibility – Physical and Virtual appliance range allows you to deploy as much scanning power as you need to can thousands of endpoints per hour, and you can even physically distribute scanning using Greenbone Sensors
Peace of Mind – Why settle for scanning for just some known vulnerabilities when you could be testing for ALL known threats? The professional Security Feed is updated daily and provides over 40% more tests.
The Security Feed for both versions differs in four main areas: Content, quantity, quality and availability.
|Features||Greenbone Security Feed||Greenbone Community Feed|
|NVTs included||Every NVT||Only basic NVTs|
|Quality Assurance (QA)||Consistent||Variable|
|Availability||Assured with SLA||No promise|
|Fixes / Improvements||Assured with SLA||No promise|
|Support||Assured with SLA||Via community on voluntary basis|
|Updates||Constantly / daily||Constantly / daily, but without enterprise features|
|NVT Signatures||SLA for QA / Fixes||Transfer Integrity|
The Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) is a feature-rich enterprise solution providing needed capabilities for its integration into an overall security architecture, even for high-security networks requiring an air-gap approach. It is built for the professional use in enterprises and administrations, delivered as a turn-key appliance.
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