Greenbone Networks GmbH

OpenVAS


4 / 5
6 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Designed for small to large businesses, it is a hosted vulnerability scanner system that helps detect security issues in internet infrastructure.


Average Ratings

6 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Contact Greenbone Networks for pricing details.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Greenbone Networks GmbH
  • www.openvas.org
  • Germany

About OpenVAS

A set of SSL-secured vulnerability management tools including system scanner and access control manager.


OpenVAS Features

  • Asset Discovery
  • Asset Tagging
  • Network Scanning
  • Patch Management
  • Policy Management
  • Prioritization
  • Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Web Scanning

OpenVAS Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Vulnerability Management

Nov 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: I am using the free version (AKA VM Image) It is limited and the plugins are "ok" at best.

Cons: If you have nothing, then this is the cheapest option. It isn't the best option (I haven't used their paid version). The free version does have some limitations, such as scheduled scans.

One of the best free Vulnerability Scanner

Aug 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Best thing about this is this tool is free and developed vast community.

Finds common vulnerabilities very fast and gives proper report.

Good for small scale enterprises.

Comes bundled with KALI Linux, Gives fast results.

Easy to use, user friendly GUI

Cons: Plugins are not updated regularly for latest vulnerabilities, so misses most of the latest vulnerabilities.

Doesn't support all operating system out there. need to increase support to all operating systems

Credentialed scans cannot be done properly on this tool.

Overall: Overall good for Freelancers to take up small scale projects, gives substantial report.

Great open source alternative to Nessus

Feb 28, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: + OpenSource and free

+ Included in various security oriented linux distros (e.g. Kali)

+ Great tool to start vulnerability scanning in your network

Cons: - Much slower than Nessus

- User interface is not as refined as in commercial competition

Capterra loader

Very good open source vulnerability scanning tool.

Oct 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: This tool free of cost and is and also open source and also Openvas comes packaged with KALI linux and It has very handy greenbone user interface.

This tool supports vulnerability scanning for both host and network.

Openvas can generate the vulnerability report after the scan is completed of all vulnerabilities or treats that are detected as high, medium, low in well understandable format.

Cons: The plugins are not updated frequently as other vulnerability scanners like Nessus.

Overall: Very good vulnerability scanner.

Discover Unknown Vulnerabilities with Ease

Jan 29, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Comes free and open source, and for the most part stands up to paid vulnerability scanners. For those using Kali is comes pre installed with the distro, which saves you a step. Overall for small businesses and home users this is an excellent choice.

Cons: This can be a little complex to operate depending on how it is setup. Beyond that some things are not possible in this tool. For example, you can only do non-credentialed scans with OpenVAS, while other vulnerability scanners can accommodate using credentials.

Capterra loader

Okay for quick glance vulnerability scanner

Feb 26, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: For getting a quick glance and weeding out easy vulnerabilities is just fine. The management with the Greenbone Security Assistant makes it more bearable.

Cons: The reports aren't easy to digest. The vulnerability checking sometimes isn't accurate enough for enterprise-grade reports.

Overall: Quick glance over vulnerability scanning, allows me to work on the obvious vulnerabilities first, so I can use a proper vulnerability scanner to work on the harder-to-find ones.