Greenbone Enterprise Feed and Greenbone Community Feed in Comparison
Enterprise IT security starts with a single question: where are the vulnerabilities in our IT networks, where is the danger?
Greenbone produces and maintains two feeds: the Greenbone Enterprise Feed and the Greenbone Community Feed. They deliver the tests for detecting existing vulnerabilities and information about their threat potential.
With the vulnerability tests, the scanner checks all systems, such as servers, firewalls or switches in your IT network for known and potential security gaps, providing new insights into existing vulnerabilities. The identified systems are examined for various attributes: operating system, open ports, installed software, user accounts, file system structure, system configurations and much more.
Currently, the feeds contain a huge number of vulnerability tests and new updates are added daily.
Here you can find more information about the timeline for most known vulnerabilities – from their discovery to the deployment of vulnerability tests to address them.
The base of both feeds is identical – and of highest quality. All content that is included in the Community Feed can also be found in the Enterprise Feed. However, the Enterprise Feed extends the Community Feed with some vulnerability tests and compliance policies.
|Greenbone COMMUNITY FEED
|Greenbone ENTERPRISE FEED
|Home Application (only) Products
(e.g., Ubuntu Linux, AVM Fritzbox, MS Office)
|German Policy IT-Grundschutz||✔||✔|
|Enterprise grade products
(e.g., MS Exchange, Palo Alto, Cisco, IoT/OT)
|Compliance Policies for CIS Benchmarks||✘||✔|
|Access to Greenbone Enterprise Support||✘||✔|
|Access to Professional Services||✘||✔|
What makes the Greenbone Enterprise Feed?
- Continuous development of tests for newly discovered vulnerabilities based on CVEs, vendor advisories and other sources
- Over 150,000 vulnerability tests
- Highest and measurable quality of remote and authenticated detection
- Fast availability of tests for new vulnerabilities
- Multi-stage quality assurance process for each vulnerability test we provide
- Vulnerability coverage with over 10 years of experience
- Compliance policies for CIS Benchmarks and IT-Grundschutz
- General and custom scan configurations
How is the Greenbone Enterprise Feed developed?
Security messages can have different sources: security communities, technology partners, customer feedback, our own Greenbone labs and many more.
Each security message automatically generates a ticket in our VT management system. The ticket is screened in the Greenbone labs and subjected to further investigation. After implementation and quality assurance, the ticket is released into the feed service.
We also subject VTs that our technology partners or security communities have already fully implemented to similar testing phases – because quality is our top priority.