OpenVAS Ratings

Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
3.5/5
Customer Service
4/5

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

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Verified Reviewer
Outsourcing/Offshoring, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 21, 2018

“Vulnerability Management”

ProsI am using the free version (AKA VM Image) It is limited and the plugins are "ok" at best.
ConsIf 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 21, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 25, 2018

“One of the best free Vulnerability Scanner”

OverallOverall good for Freelancers to take up small scale projects, gives substantial report.
ProsBest 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
ConsPlugins 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 25, 2018
Jacek S.
IT Security Engineer
Computer Software, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2019

“Great open source alternative to Nessus”

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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2019

“OpenVas”

ProsI like the fact there is a quick deployment option using a virtualized image.
ConsThere needs to be a quick start guide setup to help get users up and running that covers the basics of how the engines/databases get updated.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2019
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Tejas G.
Associate Security Consultant
Computer & Network Security, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 2, 2018

“Very good open source vulnerability scanning tool.”

OverallVery good vulnerability scanner.
ProsThis 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.
ConsThe plugins are not updated frequently as other vulnerability scanners like Nessus.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 2, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 29, 2019

“Discover Unknown Vulnerabilities with Ease”

ProsComes 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.
ConsThis 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 29, 2019
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Ivan M.
Technical Services
11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 26, 2018

“Okay for quick glance vulnerability scanner”

OverallQuick 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.
ProsFor getting a quick glance and weeding out easy vulnerabilities is just fine. The management with the Greenbone Security Assistant makes it more bearable.
ConsThe reports aren't easy to digest. The vulnerability checking sometimes isn't accurate enough for enterprise-grade reports.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 26, 2018