Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS)

The OpenVAS is a wrapper for a collection of security tools and services that, when combined, produces a powerful vulnerability management platform. It has been developed on the basis of a 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; it 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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