|Developer(s)||Greenbone Networks GmbH|
9.0 / March 8, 2017
OpenVAS began under the name of GNessUs, as a fork of the previously open source Nessus scanning tool, after its developers Tenable Network Security changed it to a proprietary (closed source) license in October 2005. OpenVAS was originally proposed by pentesters at Portcullis Computer Security and then announced by Tim Brown on Slashdot.
There is a daily updated feed of Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs) - over 47,000 in total (as of June 2016).
The OpenVAS protocol structure aims to be well-documented to assist developers. The OpenVAS Compendium is a publication of the OpenVAS Project that delivers documentation on OpenVAS.
- OpenVAS web site
- OpenVAS, Nikto Nmap, OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) all in one
- OpenVAS, Nessus and NexPose Tested
- OpenVAS Protocol Documentation
- OpenVAS Compendium - A Publication of The OpenVAS Project
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