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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenVAS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and SaaS. The best alternative is Nessus. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Armitage or OpenSCAP. Other great apps like OpenVAS are Acunetix (Paid), Nexpose (Paid), HTTPCS Security (Paid) and Tsunami (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

    1. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks Nessus is a great alternative to OpenVAS.
    2. Armitage is a graphical cyber attack management tool for Metasploit that visualizes your targets, recommends exploits, and exposes the advanced capabilities of the framework.
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      • Windows
      • Online
      • Wordpress
      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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      • Windows
      • Linux
      Find all the vulnerabilities.
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    3. 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?


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      SCAP is a line of standards managed by NIST.
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    4. Tsunami is a general purpose network security scanner with an extensible plugin system for detecting high severity vulnerabilities with high confidence. Why Tsunami?
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    5. A web security portfolio offering a combination of on-premise installed security software in conjunction with a cloud hosted web application firewall and CDN.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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    6. A vulnerability scanner for the Windows WorkStations et Servers !.

      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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