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OpenVAS Alternatives

OpenVAS is described as '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' and is a vulnerability scanner in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenVAS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, SaaS and Mac. The best alternative is Nessus. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Tsunami or OpenSCAP. Other great apps like OpenVAS are Acunetix, Nexpose, HTTPCS Security and Sucuri.

OpenVAS alternatives are mainly Vulnerability Scanners but may also be WAFs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenVAS.
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  1. Nessus icon

    Nessus

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    37 alternatives to Nessus 

    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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Nessus is a great alternative to OpenVAS.
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    Acunetix

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Wordpress
    54 alternatives to Acunetix 

    Audit your website security and web applications for SQL injection, Cross site scripting and other web vulnerabilities with Acunetix Web Security Scanner. Download Free Edition!

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    Nexpose

    • Windows
    • Linux
    25 alternatives to Nexpose 

    Learn about our vulnerability management software, Nexpose. See how our vulnerability scanner prioritizes vulnerabilities and speeds up remediation.

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    HTTPCS Security

    • Online
    47 alternatives to HTTPCS Security 

    Put yourself in the shoes of a hacker! Without technical expertise, launch an audit to detect security flaws on your website or web application. Online website vulnerability scanner. No installation required. ISO & RGPD compliant. How to avoid hackers?

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    Tsunami

    17 alternatives to Tsunami 

    Tsunami is a general purpose network security scanner with an extensible plugin system for detecting high severity vulnerabilities with high confidence.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTsunami can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    OpenSCAP

    13 alternatives to OpenSCAP 

    SCAP is a line of standards managed by NIST. It was created to provide a standardized approach to maintaining the security of enterprise systems, such as automatically verifying the presence of patches, checking system security configuration settings, and examining systems for...

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    Sucuri

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • WAF
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress
    45 alternatives to Sucuri 

    A web security portfolio offering a combination of on-premise installed security software in conjunction with a cloud hosted web application firewall and CDN.

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    1.  Website MonitoringSucuri can detect and resolve website performance issues proactively.
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    • Dependency-Check

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      6 alternatives to Dependency-Check 

      Dependency-Check is a utility that identifies project dependencies and checks if there are any known, publicly disclosed, vulnerabilities. Currently Java and .NET dependencies are supported.

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      Hackerize

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Online
      43 alternatives to Hackerize 

      Hackerize is a security monitoring platform offering business owners a service that's been specifically designed to protect websites from emerging online threats. Over 30,000 websites are compromised every day and websites that have been blacklisted due to a hack can...

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    • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

      7 alternatives to Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 

      This vulnerability scanner for the Windows WorkStations et Servers gives you all the actions to enforce security of your Windows operating Systems.

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      Discontinued

      "While MBSA version 2.3 introduced support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, it has since been deprecated and no longer developed. MBSA 2.3 is not updated to fully support Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016." Source: http://bit.ly/MBSA-removal

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