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OpenVAS Reviews

The Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is a framework of several services and tools...

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about OpenVAS and what they use it for.
  • What should I be doing as the sole sysadmin for a company to keep up with security?
    Personally, I was lucky enough to get a license to Nessus for my own scanning, however you can use OpenVAS for some free to scan. Scanners aren't 100% correct no matter where you go but it'll give you some things to look at. OpenVAS. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Wanting to protect my own homelab
    Https:// OpenVAS is free and fairly capable. It might struggle cpu on a pi... Might need quite a bit of ram, but I'm hoping you've got some beefier kit in your stack. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Free nessus equivalent?
    Maybe OpenVAS would fill the bill. It’s been on my list of things to check out. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Internal Vulnerability Scanning
    OpenVAS - Try it first, its free, just download a prebuilt VM and you're off and running. I found it valuable for my clients. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Unable to finish my eng degree and trying to get into cyber security full time.. Is it doable?
    Look into setting up some vulnerability scanning tools in your home network like or - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of OpenVAS

10 Best Tenable Nessus Alternatives For 2021 [Updated List]
Verdict: OpenVAS is an open-source web application security scanner that will help you accurately detect vulnerabilities. It is easily configurable and can be tuned accordingly if you want to perform large-scale scans. Its use of updated data feeds makes it extremely efficient in detecting almost all types of vulnerabilities.
Best Nessus Alternatives (Free and Paid) for 2021
OpenVAS receives updates daily, which broadens the vulnerability detection coverage. It also helps in risk assessment and suggests countermeasures when the vulnerabilities in an application or network is detected.

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