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.´”



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.

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