The Greenbone Security Manager as a Physical Solution

The Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) is an appliance for vulnerability scanning and management.

It is offered in various performance levels and basically supports an unlimited number of target systems. The actually achievable number depends on the scan pattern and scan targets.

For finding the right model for your purpose, we provide reference values for the number of target IP addresses below, assuming a common scenario with a scan every 24 hours.

Please choose the suitable device based on your network size and your scanning frequency. Our experts and partners would gladly help you with the sizing.

As a physical appliance, the GSM is available in three different classes and as a sensor – starting with the GSM 150 for small and medium-sized enterprises to the midrange solutions with the GSM 400, GSM 450, GSM 600 and GSM 650 up to the enterprise solutions GSM 5400 and GSM 6500 for IT infrastructures of large companies.

Enterprise Solutions

Physische Appliance

Midrange Solutions

GSM 400

SME Solution

Sensor

 

Appliance

Sensor

Model GSM 6500 GSM 5400 GSM 650 GSM 600 GSM 450 GSM 400 GSM 150 GSM 35
Field of Application
Large companies/ service providers Large companies/ service providers Medium-sized companies/
branches
Medium-sized companies/
branches
Medium-sized companies/
branches
Medium-sized companies/
branches
Small and medium-sized companies/
branches
Sensor for managed services/
remote scans
Support Level
Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum
(managed via master)
Daily Capacity
(Scanable IP Addresses
per Day)
9,000 – 80,000 4,000 – 40,000 1,000 – 10,000 500 – 6,000 500 – 4,000 300 – 2,000 50 – 500 20 – 300
Ports
Management/Feed
2 out-of-band management 2 out-of-band management 1 1 1 1 1 1
Scan GbE-Base-TX
0 – 24 ports 0 – 24 ports 6 ports 6 ports 6 ports 6 ports 4 ports 4 ports
Scan SFP
0 – 24 ports 0 – 24 ports 2 ports 2 ports 2 ports 2 ports
Scan 10 GbE XFP/SFP+
0 – 8 ports 0 – 8 ports
Port Roles
2 for management, others dynamic 2 for management, others dynamic 8 dynamic ports 8 dynamic ports 8 dynamic ports 8 dynamic ports 4 dynamic ports 4 dynamic ports
VLAN Support 128 per Ethernet port 64 per Ethernet port 64 per Ethernet port 64 per Ethernet port 16 per Ethernet port 16 per Ethernet port 8 per Ethernet port 8 per Ethernet port
Hardware
Fan Speed Control
Redundant
Fan, HDD, PS Fan, HDD, PS Fan Fan Fan Fan
Hot-Swap
Fan, HDD, PS Fan, HDD, PS
LCD
GSM Networks
Master Mode
(Scan & Management)
Up to 80 sensors Up to 40 sensors Up to 20 sensors Up to 12 sensors Up to 6 sensors Up to 2 sensors
Sensor Mode
(Managed via Master)
Airgap Master USB, FTP USB, FTP USB, FTP USB, FTP USB, FTP USB, FTP
Airgap Sensor
USB, FTP USB, FTP USB, FTP USB, FTP USB, FTP USB, FTP FTP
Greenbone OS
HTTPS GUI (G) Report Format Plugins (P), Alerts (A), Schedules (S)
G/P/A/S G/P/A/S G/P/A/S G/P/A/S G/P/A/S G/P/A/S G/P/A/S
LDAP/RADIUS
Remediation Workflow
IPv6 Support
Backup/
Restoration
Remote/USB,
periodical
Remote/USB,
periodical
Remote/USB,
periodical
Remote/USB,
periodical
Remote/USB,
periodical
Remote/USB,
periodical
USB