Osnabrück, March 13, 2020 – Vulnerability management specialist, Greenbone Networks, today announced it has appointed Elmar Geese to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Geese, who joins the company’s senior management team, will play a key role in Greenbone’s future growth, overseeing the company’s expanding operations.

Geese will take responsibility for Greenbone’s overall corporate strategy as well as process optimisation within the company. He will also focus on adding value to Greenbone’s range of products by, for example, making its vulnerability management solution available as a managed service, so it is more accessible to companies that do not have the in-house capabilities or resources to deploy and manage their own hardware.

“With its solutions for intelligent vulnerability management, Greenbone has the potential to develop from a European market leader to a global player,” said Geese. “The security of information systems is fundamental for companies and our modern society, demonstrated by the many security incidents we now witness every day. Greenbone plays a decisive role in making our world safer and I look forward to taking a major part in this.”

Geese has over three decades of experience within the IT sector, working as founder, manager and consultant. Most recently, he was CIO at the Berlin health start-up machtfit, where he was responsible for the company’s SaaS platform for occupational health management. As head of product development and operations, he also contributed to the long-term acquisition of customers such as Bayer AG, Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa, Edeka and Lanxess.

“We are thrilled to welcome Elmar onto the Greenbone team,” said Jan-Oliver Wagner, Greenbone founder and CEO. “As we continue to grow, it’s essential that we have someone to support us at management level with a capable head for business and a strong entrepreneurial background. Elmar offers just that, and we are very much looking forward to working with him and are confident that with him on board, we will easily master the tasks that accompany rapid company growth.”

15th October, 2019 Greenbone, a leading provider of vulnerability management solutions, has today extended its security feed capabilities in order to detect unprotected Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in use by medical professionals to store and share scans, x-rays and other medical images. In September 2019, Greenbone revealed that approximately 700 million images – relating to more than 24 million patient records – were exposed on the internet due to poorly secured PACS servers.

Sensitive patient data requires complete protection yet Greenbone’s research identified some 2,300 medical image archiving systems visible on the public internet. A significant proportion of these servers allowed unsecured access to image files containing sensitive data such as patient names, birth and examination dates, as well as the reason for the examination.

The new Greenbone vulnerability tests are designed to help hospitals, radiology clinics and other healthcare facilities avoid data leaks in the future. Included in the security feed of Greenbone’s vulnerability management solution, these tests enable healthcare customers to identify unprotected PACS servers within their image archives. They will also receive notifications about whether an encrypted connection is used, if patient data is retrievable, and whether any authentication is configured. Customers can also check the Application Entity Titles (AET) of these systems. These titles control access to certain image databases but often follow standardised formats, making them susceptible to brute force attacks.

Crucially, the tests check whether it is possible for the public to access these PACS servers, together with the data and images they contain. If the test is positive, administrators can take immediate action to close any gaps in security.

Dirk Schrader, cyber resilience architect at Greenbone, commented: ‘Several security researchers have criticised PACS servers for being readable and vulnerable to attack, but what shocked us was the true extent of the problem. Our analysis uncovered unsecured PACS systems in use all over the world; a situation that simply cannot be allowed to continue. By extending the capabilities of the Greenbone Security Feed to test for unprotected PACS, we hope to make it much easier for health providers to protect confidential patient data and images, both now and well into the future.’

These new tests are available to customers using Greenbone Security Manager (GSM), Greenbone Community Edition (GCE) or Greenbone Vulnerability Management (GVM). Users of the Greenbone Community Feed can find further information on the community page or can contact Greenbone support for general information on how to fix vulnerabilities and the Vulnerability Tests (VT) provided as part of the Security Feed.

Osnabrueck / London, February 15 – Greenbone, a provider of vulnerability management solutions for IT networks, has announced the availability of a purpose-built scan-profile, allowing users of Greenbone’s products to scan for the vulnerabilities included in Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. Using the profile, users can rule out potential risks in the course of the update, like manual errors or omitted systems.

Every second Tuesday of each month, Microsoft regularly releases security patches for its software products. This year’s February patch contains 25 vulnerabilities that relate to over 50 Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVEs) – 14 of which are deemed critical. The severity of an Adobe flash vulnerability, which is already being exploited, has been explicitly pointed out by at least one researcher.

In response to this, Greenbone now offers a special scan profile for users of its Greenbone Security Manager, the Greenbone Community Edition or openVAS. This allows users to quickly check their infrastructure for newly identified vulnerabilities, while mitigating potential risks such as manual errors during the update and forgotten systems in the automatic update process. Users can request the scan profiles for free via e-mail.

“The risks IT networks are facing are ever growing. Thankfully, Microsoft provides users and administrators with fixes to enhance the security of their IT infrastructure, but for the patch to be thoroughly successful, we have developed a special scan profile that can be applied with our technology. In addition to our automated daily security feed that encompasses tests for more than 58,600 vulnerabilities, this scan works where it is most needed”, says Dirk Schrader, Chief Marketing Officer at Greenbone.

Requests for the free MS February Patch Tuesday scan profile for Greenbone Security Manager, Greenbone Community Edition and OpenVAS can be made via patchtuesday@greenbone.net.

Mehr als 50.000 Schwachstellen im Greenbone Security Feed

London, November 04, 2016 – Greenbone, a leading provider of vulnerability management solutions, has announced a significant milestone for its security feed. The feed, which enables organisations to detect and manage security vulnerabilities on their networks, now exceeds 50,000 known vulnerabilities. Greenbone customers receive daily updates automatically as part of the Greenbone vulnerability management solution, ‘Greenbone Security Manager (GSM)’.  

The Greenbone security feed incorporates the latest findings of security experts around the world. Greenbone then develops network vulnerability tests (NVT) focusing on those findings. Using this information and the scan function of the Greenbone solution, users can automatically analyse all network devices to find known and potential security issues. Since Greenbone’s vulnerability database was established in 2008, Greenbone has added an average of 17 new security tests every day.

Lukas Grunwald, CTO of Greenbone Networks, says: “We are surprised about how quickly we achieved this tremendous number of tests. Looking at the ever rising number of vulnerabilities in combination with increasing networking, it is all the more concerning that many companies have not identified vulnerability management as an important part of their IT strategy. Preventive measures like this can effectively be implemented for a fraction of the costs associated with successful attacks.”

Mehr als 50.000 Schwachstellen im Greenbone Security Feed

Risk monitoring: Greenbone now provides details on more than 50,000 potential vulnerabilities with an included risk assessment. The data bank can be accessed for free.

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18 million users of the Janet network can now benefit from Greenbone’s proactive cyber security solution

London, April 27, 2016 – Greenbone, a leading provider of vulnerability management solutions, and Khipu Networks have today announced they have teamed up to become the official providers of vulnerability management solutions to UK education and research organisations through a single supplier framework agreement with Jisc, the organisation providing digital services and solutions to the UK’s higher education, further education and skills sector.

Jisc selected Greenbone and Khipu Networks following a rigorous OJEU competitive tender process, saving customers time and money so they don’t have to undertake their own procurement exercise and providing value for money services for the sector. With more than 18 million network users, spanning 800 education and research organisations, it was vital the chosen solution could meet their requirements to quickly identify and prevent vulnerabilities. Greenbone Security Manager was selected as the most economically advantageous solution.

Dirk Schrader, chief marketing officer of Greenbone Networks, says: “We see the agreement with Jisc as a major step into the UK market. The service meets the highest security standards and is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the UK education and research sector, offering customers the flexibility to scan their own networks and request bespoke reports. The Greenbone Security Manager is easy to implement and integrate with existing IT systems, enabling customers to analyse their IT network devices, identify security vulnerabilities and resolve security issues.”

“In improving information security, UK education and research organisations recognise the importance of identifying vulnerabilities that may affect their networks,” says Steve Kennett, head of operational services at Jisc. “The technology behind the vulnerability assessment service in this framework agreement directly addresses the security risks facing organisations in protecting their networks.” 

“We are really pleased to be selected as the single supplier to Jisc for the Vulnerability Assessment Service, and I believe this reflects our focus and commitment to securing our customers critical networks and data, with next-generation security solutions such as Greenbone’s Security Manager.” states Dave Spence, Senior Account Manager at Khipu Networks. “As we see a huge increase in successful attacks, both targeted and drive-by, an organisation’s first line of defence to minimise these threats should be to reduce the attack surface. Quite simply the fewer number of vulnerabilities residing within an organisations environment, the less likely a hacker can do any real harm. Not only does this protect the users and data of the organisation, but also the reputation and trust that can be lost from these breaches.”

Greenbone Security Manager identifies security vulnerabilities that may affect customer’s networks and evaluates their risk potential. It also recommends measures to resolve detected vulnerabilities. As a result, organisations can identify weak points in their IT estate to help protect themselves against cyber attacks. A daily security update feed with more than 46,000 network vulnerability tests also forms part of the solution. In contrast to competing offerings, the Greenbone appliance is based on fully transparent and auditable Open Source software.

 

About Greenbone Networks
Founded in 2008, Greenbone Networks is a leading, global provider of vulnerability management solutions. Based on open source software, the Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) analyses IT network devices – including desktop computers, servers, software applications, routers and VoIP devices – identifying security vulnerabilities, providing detailed reports and instructions to resolve security issues before attackers are able to exploit them.

Greenbone’s vulnerability management solutions are deployed in more than 30,000 installations and integrations across a broad range of industries and company sizes, and its vulnerability management software has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times. Greenbone is headquartered in Osnabrueck, Germany.

For further information, please visit: http://www.greenbone.net/index.en.html

About Khipu Networks

Khipu Networks is a privately owned award winning international Cyber Security Company delivering a wide range of network, wireless and security solutions, technologies and services across multiple sectors. Founded in 2005, Khipu Networks ethos has always been to work in partnership with customers, to understand their environments and challenges so that we can design and deploy ‘best of breed’ solutions that enable them to meet their strategic goals.

Our core business is to provide next generation networking and cyber security solutions, ensuring highly secure but user-optimised networks that can deliver mission critical applications and data when and where it is needed. Khipu have developed a network blueprint ensuring high availability whilst also reducing the burden on IT teams and associated OPEX costs. Our pro-active focus on designing, supporting and maintaining complex customer environments has enabled Khipu to be a market leader in providing cyber security solutions with exceptional customer references.

As of January 2013, Khipu were awarded a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty the Queen for providing networking security solutions and exceptional after sales support services for over five years to the Royal Household.

About Jisc

Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.

We operate:

  • shared digital infrastructure and services
  • negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers and
  • provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers.

Khipu Networks becomes Greenbone’s first ‘Excellent Partner’ in the UK

London, April 13, 2016 – Greenbone, a leading provider of vulnerability management solutions, has today announced a new partnership with Khipu Networks. Khipu joins the Greenbone “4 in 1” partner programme, which offers four different partner levels, and one distributor level.

Khipu Networks is an award winning next-generation networking and cyber security provider, delivering a wide range of network, wifi and security solutions, technologies and services. As a Greenbone ‘Excellent Partner’, Khipu Networks will now offer Greenbone’s vulnerability management solutions, having undertaken Greenbone’s intensive training programme, to complement their cyber security offering.

Matt Ashman, Co-Founder and Sales Director of Khipu Networks, said: “Greenbone’s Security Manager solution should be part of everyone’s strategy as it complements all elements of a security infrastructure such as Next-Gen Firewalls, IPS/ISD etc. We believe that our customers will benefit from Greenbone’s vulnerability management platform which is now an integral part of our cyber security service offering”.

Dirk Schrader, CMO at Greenbone, welcomes Khipu as Greenbone’s first Excellent Partner in the UK: “We are delighted to start our UK business with a qualified partner like Khipu Networks. The company perfectly fits with our approach, considering that a high security level cannot be achieved with products alone, but only with a thoroughly implemented solution. We are looking forward to our common projects.”

Greenbone “4 in 1” Partner Programme

UK resellers and distributors can easily join the “4 in 1” Greenbone partner programme. It encompasses four partner levels with an attractive margin scheme. Partners can become either an Authorised, Advanced, Excellent or Distinguished Greenbone partner, plus there is also a distributor level available. Partners benefit from extensive training, support in achieving vendor-independent certificates like CISSP or CISM, and access to marketing materials.

Dirk Schrader, CMO of Greenbone Networks

Dirk Schrader, CMO of Greenbone Networks

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As of now, UK reseller and distributors can register for the Greenbone “4 in 1” partner programme or get more information. Contact: partners@greenbone.net

 

About Greenbone
Founded in 2008, Greenbone Networks is a leading, global provider of vulnerability management solutions. Based on open source software, the Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) analyses IT networks – including desktop computers, servers, software applications, routers and VoIP devices – identifying security vulnerabilities, providing detailed reports and instructions to resolve security issues before attackers are able to exploit them.

Greenbone’s vulnerability management solutions are deployed in more than 30,000 installations and integrations across a broad range of industries and company sizes, and its vulnerability management software has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times. Greenbone is headquartered in Osnabrueck, Germany.

For further information, please visit: http://www.greenbone.net/index.en.html

About Khipu Networks

Khipu Networks is an award winning next-generation networking and cyber security provider, delivering a wide range of network, wifi and security solutions, technologies and services across multiple market sectors. Khipu Networks are by Royal Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen – Network Security Provider.

For further information, please visit: www.khipu-networks.com

London, March 22, 2016 – Greenbone, a leading provider of vulnerability management solutions, has today announced the UK availability of an alternative to the McAfee Vulnerability Manager web application scanner, which reached its official End of Sale in January 2016*.  

Available immediately, the Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) is a feature-rich alternative to the McAfee Vulnerability Manager. Greenbone will also provide service support for customers that wish to migrate existing vulnerability data over to the Greenbone GSM.

“Contending with the End of Life of products deployed in enterprise networks is an occasional challenge that can be time consuming or expensive to address,” said Dirk Schrader, Certified Information Systems Security Professional at Greenbone. “We fully understand that current McAfee Vulnerability Manager users are keen to keep their already existing data for security and audit purposes, so any organisation which has been using it can expect our support in a very simply switch to the Greenbone GSM.”

The Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) is a solution for vulnerability analysis and management. It identifies security vulnerabilities in enterprise IT networks and evaluates the risk potential. GSM also recommends measures to resolve detected vulnerabilities. The outcome is that organisations can find weak points faster than cybercriminals, preventing attacks before they happen. A daily security update feed with more than 45,000 network vulnerability tests also forms part of the solution. In contrast to competing offerings, the Greenbone turnkey appliance solution is based on fully transparent and auditable Open Source software, and can be implemented within minutes.

“Due to ever growing threat levels, it is not enough to install firewall or antivirus software to protect the network,” adds Schrader. “It is true that even with vulnerability management it is impossible to reach absolute security. However, if it can be managed to protect the network long enough until attackers give in and try easier targets, a high level of data security has been achieved according to the principle ‘be a moving target – hard to hit.´”

* http://www.mcafee.com/uk/products/vulnerability-manager-end-of-life.aspx

 

About Greenbone
Founded in 2008, Greenbone Networks is a leading, global provider of vulnerability management solutions. Based on open source software, the Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) analyses IT network devices – including desktop computers, servers, software applications, routers and VoIP devices – identifying security vulnerabilities, providing detailed reports and instructions to resolve security issues before attackers are able to exploit them.

Greenbone’s vulnerability management solutions are deployed in more than 30,000 installations and integrations across a broad range of industries and company sizes, and its vulnerability management software has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times. Greenbone is headquartered in Osnabrueck, Germany.

For further information, please visit: http://www.greenbone.net/index.en.html

London, March 17, 2016 – Greenbone, a leading provider of vulnerability management solutions, is entering the UK market. Greenbone’s security solutions are immediately available to UK organisations from the global channel partner, Exclusive Networks.

Greenbone Networks, which is headquartered in Osnabrueck, Germany, has experienced significant recent growth and Lukas Grunwald, CTO of Greenbone Networks, sees high potential from the UK market: “Cybercrime levels are increasing globally and UK organisations are just as vulnerable to the latest threats as their global counterparts. It is no longer enough to protect corporate networks via standard tools like firewall or antivirus software alone, and companies are seeking cost-efficient methods to raise the bar for attackers by actively managing their vulnerabilities.”

Greenbone Networks helps organisations to rapidly and effectively address IT security vulnerabilities, reducing the attack surface by an order of magnitude. Recent, highly publicised and critical bugs, such as Heartbleed, Shellshock and, most recently, Drown, have highlighted the security risks posed to organisations from this type of vulnerability. 

The Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) is a solution for vulnerability analysis and management. It identifies security vulnerabilities in enterprise IT networks and evaluates the risk potential. GSM also recommends measures to resolve detected vulnerabilities. The outcome is that organisations can find weak points faster than cybercriminals, preventing attacks before they happen. A daily security update feed with more than 45,000 network vulnerability tests also forms part of the solution. In contrast to competing offerings, the Greenbone turnkey appliance solution is based on fully transparent and auditable Open Source software, and can be implemented within minutes.

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Know your weaknesses and fix them: Greenbone Security Manager detect vulnerabilities within the own network. Appliances are available for all company sizes. (Source: Greenbone)

About Greenbone
Founded in 2008, Greenbone Networks is a leading, global provider of vulnerability management solutions. Based on open source software, the Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) analyses IT networks – including desktop computers, servers, software applications, routers and VoIP devices – identifying security vulnerabilities, providing detailed reports and instructions to resolve security issues before attackers are able to exploit them.

Greenbone’s vulnerability management solutions are deployed in more than 30,000 installations across a broad range of industries and company sizes, and its vulnerability management software has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times. Greenbone is headquartered in Osnabrueck, Germany. For further information, please visit: http://www.greenbone.net/index.en.html