6AUTOMATING NEXPOSE

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Nexpose is a vulnerability scanner similar to Nessus but geared toward enterprise-level vulnerability management. This means not only helping system admins find which boxes need patches, but also helping them mitigate and prioritize the potential vulnerabilities over time. In this chapter, I show you how to use C# to automate Rapid7’s Nexpose vulnerability scanner in order to create a Nexpose site, scan that site, create a PDF report of the site’s vulnerabilities, and then delete the site. Nexpose’s reporting is incredibly flexible and powerful, allowing you to automatically generate reports for a wide variety of audiences, ...

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