Greenbone Security Manager with Greenbone OS 20.08 – User Manual


GOS 20.08 is a retired GOS version.

The Greenbone Enterprise Appliance should always be operated in a version supported by Greenbone (including patch level). Otherwise, the following problems/effects may occur:

  • Functionalities may be missing or limited
  • Incompatibilities may occur (e.g., with the feed)
  • Scan coverage may be descreased or vulnerability detection may be missing
  • No more patches are provided, unfixed bugs or security vulnerabilities may occur
  • Quality assurance and documentation are discontinued
  • Support is limited to assistance in upgrading to a supported GOS version

This is the manual for the Greenbone Security Manager with Greenbone OS (GOS) version 20.08. Due to the numerous functional and other differences between GOS 20.08 and previous versions, this manual should not be used with older versions of GOS.

The Greenbone Security Manager is under constant development. This manual attempts to always document the latest software release. It is, however, possible that latest functionalities have not been captured in this manual.

Should you have additional notes or error corrections for this manual send an e-mail to the Greenbone Networks Support (

The copyright for this manual is held by the company Greenbone Networks GmbH. The license information for the feeds used by the GSM can be found at Greenbone and the Greenbone logo are registered trademarks of Greenbone Networks GmbH. Other logos and registered trademarks used within this manual are the property of their respective owners and are used only for explanatory purposes.

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