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gvmd
Management daemon shipped with GVM 10.
openvasmd
Management daemon shipped with GVM 9 and before.
openvassd
Scanner daemon used by GVM. Runs the actual vulnerability tests and reports the results to the management daemon.
OSPd
A framework for several scanner daemons speaking the Open Scanner Protocol.
GOS
Greenbone Operating System, the operating system of the GSM appliances. It provides the commercial version of the GVM framework with enterprise support and features.
GSM
The commercial product line Greenbone Security Manager available as appliances or virtual machines.
GMP
The Greenbone Management Protocol. An XML-based communication protocol provided by openvasmd and gvmd. In the past it was also known as OMP.
OSP
The Open Scanner Protocol. An XML-based communication protocol provided by OSPd based scanners.
GVM
The Greenbone Vulnerability Manager (GVM) is a framework of several services. It is developed as part of the commercial product line Greenbone Security Manager. Formerly known as OpenVAS.
GVM9
Version 9 of the GVM framework. Also known as OpenVAS 9. Used in the GOS 4 series.
GVM10
Version 10 of the GVM framework. Used in GOS 5.
GSE
The Greenbone Source Edition (GSE) covers the actual source codes of the Greenbone application stack for vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management GVM. The source edition is adopted by external third parties. E.g., if your GVM stack is provided by a Linux Distribution, it is build from the Greenbone Source Edition.