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gvmd
Management daemon shipped with GVM 10 and later. Abbreviation for Greenbone Vulnerability Management Daemon.
openvasmd
Management daemon shipped with GVM 9 and before. Abbreviation for OpenVAS Management Daemon.
openvassd
Scanner daemon used by GVM 10 and before. It listens for incomming connections via OTP and starts scan processes to run the actual vulnerability tests. It collects the results and reports them to the management daemon. With GVM 11 it has been converted into the openvas application by removing the daemon and OTP parts. Abbreviation for OpenVAS Scanner Daemon.
openvas
Scanner application executable to run vulnerability tests against targets and to store scan results into a redis database. Used in GVM 11 and later. It has originated from the openvassd daemon.
OSPd
A framework for several scanner daemons speaking the Open Scanner Protocol (OSP).
ospd-openvas
A OSP scanner daemon managing the openvas executable for reporting scan results to the management daemon gvmd. Used in GVM 11 and later.
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.
OTP
The OpenVAS Transfer Protocol was inherited from pre-OpenVAS times. It is used by openvassd to communicate with the manager daemon and got replaced by OSP in GVM 11. See the announcement for some background.
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.
GVM11
Version 11 of the GVM framework. Used in GOS 6.
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 the GVM stack is provided by a Linux distribution, it is build from the Greenbone Source Edition.