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OpenVAS – Open Vulnerability Assessment Scanner

OpenVAS is a full-featured vulnerability scanner. Its capabilities include unauthenticated and authenticated testing, various high-level and low-level internet and industrial protocols, performance tuning for large-scale scans and a powerful internal programming language to implement any type of vulnerability test.
The scanner obtains the tests for detecting vulnerabilities from a feed that has a long history and daily updates.

OpenVAS has been developed and driven forward by the company Greenbone Networks since 2006. As part of the commercial vulnerability management product family "Greenbone Security Manager" (GSM), the scanner forms the Greenbone Vulnerability Management together with other Open Source modules.

Read more about the history of OpenVAS here.