OpenSCAP Alternatives

    OpenSCAP is described as 'SCAP is a line of standards managed by NIST' and is a Vulnerability Scanner in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenSCAP for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, SaaS and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is OpenVAS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenSCAP are Nessus (Paid), Lynis (Free, Open Source), Nexpose (Paid) and SmartScanner (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 28, 2021

    1. The Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.
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    2. The Nessus vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in active scanners, featuring high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Security auditing tool for systems running Linux, macOS, BSD, and other UNIX-based systems. It helps with compliance checking, finding vulnerabilities, and system hardening.
    3. Find all the vulnerabilities.
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    4. SmartScanner is an AI-powered web vulnerability scanner for testing security of web sites and applications.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      TEQNIX is a platform with a number of tools and strategies for penetration testers, red teamers and secops. It promotes automation with scanners and utilities and also assist in a real-time attack situation.
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    5. Network Hotfix Scanner is a free advanced hotfix check utility that scans network computers for missing hotfixes and patches, and helps you download and install them.
    6. Intruder is a security monitoring platform for internet-facing systems. Intruder provides an easy to use security solution which continually scans your digital assets, highlighting vulnerabilities and outlining remediation advice in simple terms.
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    7. Check realtime and continuously for outdated web software on your server. Delivered by mail and an easy to use dashboard and get notified if PHP, Apache, cPanel, Wordpress, Drupal and many more become outdated.
    8. The goal of cvechecker is to report about possible vulnerabilities on your system, by scanning the installed software and matching the results with the CVE database.
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