Tool and Usage
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OpenVAS is an open source vulnerability scanner that emerged from when Nessus became closed source in October of 2005.
Usage and audience
OpenVAS is commonly used for penetration testing, security assessment, or vulnerability scanning. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Supported operating systems
OpenVAS is known to work on Linux.
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This tool is categorized as a Linux vulnerability scanning tool, vulnerability management tool, and vulnerability scanner.