The Greenbone Security Manager as a Virtual 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 virtual appliance, the GSM is available in three different classes and as a sensor – starting with the entry level solutions GSM MAVEN and GSM ONE to the GSM CENO for small and medium-sized enterprises up to the midrange solutions with the GSM  DECA, GSM PETA, GSM TERA and GSM EXA.

Midrange Solutions

Virtuelle Appliance

SME Solution

Entry Level Solutions

Sensor

 

Appliance

Sensor

Model GSM EXA GSM PETA GSM TERA GSM DECA GSM CENO GSM ONE GSM MAVEN GSM 25V
Field of Application Medium-sized companies/
branches
Medium-sized companies/
branches
Medium-sized companies/
branches
Medium-sized companies/
branches
Small and
medium-sized companies/
branches
Micro-businesses/
training/audit
via laptop
Micro-businesses/
micro-offices
Sensor for managed services/
remote scans
Support Level
Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum Base Platinum (managed via master)
Daily Capacity
(Scanable IP Addresses per Day)
2,000 – 18,000 1,000 – 9,000 300 – 3,000 50 – 1,500 50 – 500 20 – 300 20 – 300 20 – 300
Memory on Hypervisor (in GB)
24 16 8 8 8 4 4 4
vCPUs
12 8 6 4 2 2 2 2
Ports
Virtual Ports
8 8 8 4 4 1 1 4
Port Roles
8 dynamic ports 8 dynamic ports 8 dynamic ports 4 dynamic ports 4 dynamic ports 1 port for management/
scan/update
1 port for management/
scan/update
4 dynamic ports
GSM Networks
Master Mode
(Scan & Management)
Up to 24 sensors Up to 12 sensors Up to 6 sensors Up to 2 sensors
Sensor Mode
(Managed via Master)
Airgap Sensor
FTP FTP FTP FTP FTP
Open VM Tools
Greenbone OS
SSH v2 Support
GMP
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 G/P
LDAP/RADIUS
Syslog (UDP/TCP/TLS)
Remediation
Workflow
IPv6 Support
Certificate Management
Backup/
Restoration
Remote, periodical, VM snapshot via Hypervisor Remote, periodical, VM snapshot via Hypervisor Remote, periodical, VM snapshot via Hypervisor Remote, periodical, VM snapshot via Hypervisor VM snapshot via Hypervisor VM snapshot via Hypervisor VM snapshot via Hypervisor VM snapshot
via Hypervisor