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The world's most advanced Open Source vulnerability scanner and manager

OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.

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We help you to install and set up OpenVAS. Learn about the architecture of OpenVAS and try it out in ready to use Virtual Machine.

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Reliable and Sustainable

The powerful and comprehensive OpenVAS solution is available as Free Software and maintained on a permanent basis. This is because of dedicated contributors and sponsors.

A major source of sustainability of OpenVAS comes from the strong commitment of companies that use OpenVAS as a cornerstone of their business:


The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) supported various features of the OpenVAS software framework as well as various network vulnerability tests.

DFN-CERT contributes their advisories to the OpenVAS Security Feed.


OpenVAS receives support and contributions from many individuals and organizations, adding to the quality and reliability of the solution: penetration testers, power users, security researchers, academia etc.

Browse the development activity on Open HUB.