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Greenbone OS: Roadmap

Please note that the feature list remains subject to change.

New and improved feature for already published releases are provided as Patch Level Upgrades and are documented in detail here: Greenbone OS: Current

There are four phases for upcoming releases: "Planning", "Development", "Alpha" and "Beta".

The items marked with (*) will change the default behaviour.

Greenbone OS 4.0 (ca. Q3/2016)

Lifecycle Phase: Alpha

  • Entirely updated base system.

    • Updates for all components.

    • Consistent use of LVM (Logical Volume Manager) for all appliances.

    • Consistent 64bit architecture for all appliances and VMs.

  • Integrated full-featured database management system (DBMS) as backend.

  • Extensively reworked administration layer.

  • New: Explicit asset management. The first themes for the newly designed asset management are now available.

    • Hosts: Can be transferred automatically from scans. Manual transfer or adding new entries is also possible. New targets can be created from the host assets based on filters, for example "all Windows 2012 Servers" or "all hosts not scanned in the past 10 days".

    • Operating Systems: Are automatically or manually transferred from scans. It is possible to compare average and maximum severity and of course the number of occurrences.

  • Comprehensive update of the web interface. This includes visual, technical and also workflow changes. No GOS update before covered so fundamental changes.

    • Dynamic and interactively configurable chart and dashboard views.

    • Dynamic use of the entire area of the browser window.

    • Web pages for changing or creating a resource are now turned into dialogs. This allows to open them in a chain, for example to create a target from within the task creation dialog.

    • Dynamic input systems, for example for selection lists or a date.

  • The filter of the report results is changed to the general powerfilter. With this step the powerfilter behavior is unified across the entire application. A complete automatic migration of the filters is unfortunately not possible. Thus we recommend the check, and where necessary, update your filter. This is especially relevant if they are used for alerts.

  • New charts:

    • Tasks: Next scheduled tasks as GANTT chart.

    • Tasks: Hight severity per host as bubble chart.

    • Tasks: Most high severity per host as vertical bar chart.

    • Reports: High severity as timeline chart.

    • Results: Vulnerability titles as word cloud chart.

    • Results: Vulnerability descriptions as word cloud chart.

  • New: Alerts for SecInfo. It is now possible to configure alerts based on new incoming SecInfo data.

  • New: Builtin CVE scanner. The prognosis scan is now a scanner that can be selected for a task among other scanners. All methods for tasks can thus now also be applied to CVE scans (the prognosis scans).