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OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. The framework is part of Greenbone Networks' commercial vulnerability management solution from which developments are contributed to the Open Source community since 2009.

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Reliable and Sustainable

The continuously growing customer base of Greenbone guarantees the permanent maintenance and extension of the OpenVAS framework.

Dedicated developers and users are brought together with the open and transparent approach and thus contribute significantly to quality and innovation.


The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) supported various features of the OpenVAS software framework as well as various network vulnerability tests.

DFN-CERT contributes their advisories to the OpenVAS Security Feed.


Improvements and extension to the framework are contributed every single day. Due the open approach the Greenbone development team also receives support from various users and experts: penetration testers, power users, security researchers, academia etc.

Browse the development activity on Open HUB.