OpenVAS is still the most widely used open-source vulnerability scanning product, with over 30,000 installations worldwide.
OpenVAS is now known as the Greenbone Community Edition - its still free to use and as easy to use and effective as ever. But the commercial version is even better! The Greenbone Security Manager provides a complete vulnerability scanning solution for organizations of any industry, size or location
In summary, upgrading to the Greenbone Security Feed and a Greenbone Security manager appliance gives you so much more!
Convenience – Set-up and future upgrades are automatic, you can schedule scans to run whenever you want
Flexibility – Physical and Virtual appliance range allows you to deploy as much scanning power as you need to can thousands of endpoints per hour, and you can even physically distribute scanning using Greenbone Sensors
Peace of Mind – Why settle for scanning for just some known vulnerabilities when you could be testing for ALL known threats? The professional Security Feed is updated daily and provides over 40% more tests.
The Security Feed for both versions differs in four main areas: Content, quantity, quality and availability.
|Features||Greenbone Security Feed||Greenbone Community Feed|
|NVTs included||Every NVT||Only basic NVTs|
|Quality Assurance (QA)||Consistent||Variable|
|Availability||Assured with SLA||No promise|
|Fixes / Improvements||Assured with SLA||No promise|
|Support||Assured with SLA||Via community on voluntary basis|
|Updates||Constantly / daily||Constantly / daily, but without enterprise features|
|NVT Signatures||SLA for QA / Fixes||Transfer Integrity|