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About OpenVAS

OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. The framework is part of Greenbone Networks' commercial vulnerability management solution from which developments are contributed to the Open Source community since 2009.

The actual security scanner is accompanied with a regularly updated feed of Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs), over 50,000 in total.

All OpenVAS products are Free Software. Most components are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).

The OpenVAS structure

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Learn more about the OpenVAS components and features on the OpenVAS-Software page