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2008 OpenVAS Contest

The 2008 OpenVAS Contest took place from August 23rd to October 15th, 2008. With 5 nominees who contributed a large number of improvements to the OpenVAS framework and extended the Open Source Network Vulnerability Testing, it was a great success.

During the contest duration the number of OpenVAS Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs) increased dramatically: from 3750 NVTs up to 5736 NVTs (an overall increase of over 50%). The most significant number of NVTs, which deliver full support for Gentoo and FreeBSD local security checks, were contributed by Thomas Reinke who deserves special thanks for his continuing support of OpenVAS.

The OpenVAS developers and the sponsors of the OpenVAS Contest would like to thank all developers for their great contributions. The developers have spent a considerable amount of time on their submissions and have helped OpenVAS to become even better. These contributions will be included in the upcoming OpenVAS 2.0 release which will help to make the task of network security scanning easier worldwide.

Since there were only three cash prices available, the OpenVAS steering committee and the sponsors decided after long deliberation to award the prizes to three new-comers to the OpenVAS team:

Congratulations to the winners!


The 2008 OpenVAS Contest was made possible by the following sponsors: