Category Topics

Greenbone Source Edition (GSE)

The Greenbone Source Edition (GSE) covers the actual source codes of the Greenbone application stack
for vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management.

Vulnerability Tests

Vulnerability tests (VTs) are executed by a scanner and detect vulnerabilities of various kind.
VTs also detect services, products etc. and gather policy compliance information.

Greenbone Community Edition (GCE) VM

The Greenbone Community Edition (GCE, being a derivate of the GSM ONE) comes as a virtual machine and allows for fast and easy way of testing our solution on Windows, Linux or Mac. No particular know-how is needed.

Feed Services (GCF & GSF)

The daily updated feed services cover latest vulnerability tests, security information and related data.


This is a read-only category for news to customers and community about our commercial and community
products as well as related topics in security incidents, cyber resilience insights and company news.

Greenbone Management Protocol (GMP)

The Greenbone Management Protocol is the central API allowing to control all functionalities of the Greenbone Vulnerability Manager and thus of the Greenbone Security Manager appliances as well. Even the web-client GSA exclusively uses GMP to communicate with the back-end.
Technically speaking, GMP is a XML-based human-readable, stateless request-response protocol.


This is a read-only category about the company Greenbone. It is about human matters like job offers and it is about technical matters like how we protect our communication.

Greenbone OS (GOS)

Greenbone OS is the operating system for the Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) appliances. It covers a linux-based core, the Greenbone application stack for vulnerability scanning and management (GVM, Greenbone Vulnerability Management) and the appliance administration layer.

Security Transparent

Security Transparent is name and credo for our annual user conferences. Every year in May (since 2015) we organize this conference for our customers to share experience, to network, and - for us - to update about what’s in our minds and on our roadmap.
Within this category you’ll find presentations, talks, and other documentation about past events. Also we will post information about the plans for the next one.

Security Processes

A security process is what goes beyond just applying a single security product or a single security guideline. Combining technical and organizational elements and making it a routine is what forms a security process.

Upcoming Features

In this category you will find topics about upcoming features which are implemented or at least specified, but not yet released.

Open Scanner Protocol (OSP)

The Open Scanner Protocol is designed to allow controlling various vulnerability scanners. These scanners must either offer the protocol OSP on their own or be connected via an adapter (“OSP wrapper”).