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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS)

The OpenVAS is a collection of integrated security tools and services that offer a powerful platform for vulnerability management. It has been developed on the basis of client-server architecture, where the client requests a specific set of network vulnerability tests against its target from the server. Its modular and robust design allows us to run the security tests in parallel and is available for a number of operating systems (Linux/Win32). Let us take a look at the core components and functions of OpenVAS.

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