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OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.


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Senior Cloud & Security Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Automation of openvas is really best, It just take the IP and start the scanning.

Alien vault taking this product as in built in its features.

On the other hand multiple operating systems are supported by openvas. It is opensource based and free of cost as usual and use full to small business coverage.

It has been built to be an all-in-one scanner which is being updated or recurring basis, you can either select it manual or take a scheduled job on automatic basis. Overall this is really a good product and support many scanning engine in a single pane of glass. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its Input method is quit annoying for beginner users, secondly it could deep inspection as manually a person could do. on the web scanning some times it leave very basic vulnerabilities due to automation. and one thing I would like to add more about its scanning result its covering the less vulnerabilities as compare to other products.

false positive also been observed in openvas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its Free

OpenSource Based

Fully Customizable

Easy to manage

work faster on a large scale Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scanning the whole network or a bunch of devices in a frequent manner is a problem to me, but openvas can do this in a single pane, secondly finding a relevant cva against vulnerabilities is quit easy with this green-bone tech. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Information Technology Auditor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

OpenVAS is helpful in providing a vulnerability scanning application that can be paired with a GUI for allowing IT security groups to deliver effective reporting in providing technological risks. I like the plug in using greenbone security assistant to enhance OpenVas with a graphical tool to make easy of use even better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Open source nature can make it difficult to run when dependencies break as a result of Linux distros updating or upgrading. The pdf report generation is commonly what breaks most often. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend that users trying implementing OpenVas through Kali Linux first. Try playing around with the tool and use modules in the msfconsole to get further insight on how some of these vulnerabilities can be exploited. The ideal scenario for business deployment is to use OpenVAS on a headless CentOS VM either on prem or as an EC2 instance in AWS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a consultant, security tools have been an expensive barrier to entry in order to get serious about analyzing IT risk. OpenVAS has been a savior for non-profit groups that need to meet compliance whether it be HIPAA, PCI, etc. In times where procuring Nessus licensing can be tough, OpenVAS has filled that void. For audit purposes, OpenVAS has been a valuable addition for checking Nessus and Qualys scans to validate that results are accurate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cyber Forensic Analyst
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is an excellent suite of tools created to be able to follow, Keeping a state of full visibility of vulnerable hosts within your network allows individual systems engineers to deploy effective measures to prevent intrusions aimed at exploiting those vulnerabilities. It automates our manual task of scanning and searching vulnerabilities within our network and gives detail analysis and reports based on severity pointers which helps us to take appropriate action. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no negative because it is open sources project and the result is getting far better then any other sources Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm Cyber security professional and i'm using this tool for finding any vulnerabilities in our current IT infrastructures which include Network switches, NAS Storage and HPE Server which is dedicated for Ediscovery . It give me overview report of my IT Infrastructure which include severity of IT Infrastructure and i can immediate action against those severity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The ability to plan tasks on a daily, monthly or yearly basis allows you to devote your time to different objectives and leave OpenVAS to do the "dirty work" and generate valid and descriptive reports of the problem or vulnerabilities found. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it is a bit difficult to configure in the initial part regarding the number of Redis processes (used to store the logs), an incorrect configuration will in fact make the VM / server resources jump to the maximum and will not allow you to end the scan and the reporting process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Every year my company needs to renew the IEC 27001 certification relating to information security and it is therefore necessary to produce a series of documents, reports and graphics that show the total integrity and confidentiality of our systems, thanks to OpenVAS I can demonstrate that the same they are not at risk of being compromised by vulnerabilities or attacks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Web Designer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Mi piace il fatto v'è un'opzione di distribuzione rapido utilizzando un'immagine virtualizzata, è anche buono in generale per Liberi per attuare i progetti su piccola scala, dà rapporto sostanziale e comunque non iperbolato dai risultati senza ombra di spettro causando hacker immissione forzata. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

La cosa migliore di questo è di questo strumento è la comunità vasta libera e sviluppata. Reperti vulnerabilità comuni molto veloce e dà una corretta relazione. Buono per le piccole imprese. Viene fornito in bundle con Debian, deft Linux e backtrack, dà risultati veloci. Facile da usare, GUI facile da usare. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consiglio di settare in modo corretto e preventivamente una scansione totale della vostra rete LAN così da avere un metro ed un metodo comparativo e di valutazione per le successive scansioni e le relative mitigation che applicherete. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I plugin non vengono aggiornati regolarmente per la vulnerabilità più recenti, quindi manca la maggior parte delle ultime vulnerabilità. Non supporta tutti i sistemi operativi disponibili. necessità di aumentare il supporto a tutti i sistemi operativi accreditati scansioni non può essere fatto correttamente su questo strumento. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

OpenVAS has a good amount of feature for vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management. when using it for my projects, comparing OpenVAS with other tools like it, OpenVAS was able to find more vulnerabilities, showing how accurate OpenVAS is. Another benefit to OpenVAS it is a free tool, allowing to have access to everything the tool has to offer, unlike other tools where only part of the tool is free. with the open souce nature of OpenVAS this give the user option to create their own plugins to use with OpenVAS, this makes OpenVAS very felixable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

there are only few thing i dislike about OpenVAS , compared to other tools the UI of OpenVAS looks bit outdated. another point to make on the UI is insted of seeing total threats, it would be better to see what threats are connected to which device on the dashbord insted of having to navgate around the UI to find it. As when using other tools the treat information for each device is shown stright away. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

use the tool first and get use to it before having to impletment it fully and do not be scared to ask the communtiy for help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the problems i was solving with OpenVAS was securing my home network and reconnaissance for pentesting. when using OpenVAS i did not realized how some devices i had connected in my house was as vulnable as they where and with the information from OPenVAS i was able to secure them. When OpenVAS was used for reconnaissance this has been a massive benefit as it as found expolits or other avenues of gaining access to a network that i would not of thinked of. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Security Specialist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The most helpful thing about OpenVAS is the fact that it can accomplish everything that non free vulnerability Scanners can accomplish and yet free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The downside of OpenVas is the fact that sometime, you may get some false positives. But i think this is absolutely fine because almost all vulnerability scanner does the same. Hence the tool just need to be continually improved to get better and better Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Openvas as an Enterprise vulnerability scanner and it has helped me to fixed vulnerabilities in my organization network and improved security immensely.

And i have done all that free of charge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Product Development Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

As Openvas is open-source tool and also comes packed with Kali Linux.

It helps me to perform vulnerability scanning, which allows me to work on particular vulnerabilities.

Best part of Openvas is it supports vulnerability scanning for both host and network and generate a report contanting all vulnerability or threats with their risk matrix such as high,medium and low in understandable format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Plugins are not updated frequently as other vulnerability scanner and little bit slower than other tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me to complete my security assessment little bit faster due to scanning a particular vulnerabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Security Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

OpenVAS non è un SIEM ma consente, al pari dei più costosi software del settore, in maniera totalmente free e senza costi aggiuntivi o limitazioni di aggiungere l'inventario dei propri hosts e dei propri devices e pianificare in totale semplicità ed in maniera interattiva tramite una GUI le diverse scansioni da eseguire alla ricerca di vulnerabilità di software, server e servizi e del codice degli stessi, permettendo inoltre di scegliere e gestire totalmente il livello di profondità delle scansioni stesse Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Il metodo di installazione consigliato su GitHub alla pagina OpenVAS - Greenbone, l'unico metodo che consente di ottenere automaticamente gli aggiornamenti del motore di scansione, non funziona a causa di un bug nella configurazione di Redis consigliata, per fixare ho dovuto cercare su forum non ufficiali, non è piacevole. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Mantenete costantemente aggiornate le vostre regole di CVEs tramite gli appositi comandi per lanciare il download dei database relativi alle nuove vulnerabilità, vi servirà per evitare di restare indietro in merito alle vulnerabilità che escono quotidianamente, anche gravi alcune Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Riuscire a controllare e pianificare in maniera totalmente automatica il lancio di scansioni vulnerabilità e poter emettere, sempre automaticamente, i report relativi ai riscontri / risultati per presentarli ai team che si occuperanno del fixing mi ha semplificato la vita e mi ha consentito di velocizzare le operazioni di troubleshooting e vulnerabilities management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to update and use this tool for VA.

It's and open source tool but it works same as other paid tools Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it difficult to download report. If we start multiple number of scans on different target than it becomes not responding Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

please make GUI more simple its little complex Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All the VULNERABILITY which are there in our web apps and network get resolved by using this tool

We get the accurate report from openvas Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

OpenVAS, conosciuto anche come Greenbone Assistant o GVM è una web-app gratuita e open-source per le principali distribuzioni Linux che, sfruttando il potente motore di scansione OpenVAS, consente di ottenere e testare qualunque hosts o qualunque subnet di hosts verso tutte le vulnerabilità trovate e riportate su CVE e su altri autorevoli datasets storici contenenti tali vulnerabilità.

La GUI consente l'immediata creazione o pianificazione di test manuali, pianificati o ripetuti tramite event scheduler, tramite la stessa GUI sarà possibile vedere il progresso della scansione oltre che eventuali problemi riscontrati e/o vulnerabilità trovate in real-time e senza aspettare che la scansione termini.

Reputo OpenVAS il più autorevole tool per eseguire security audit non distruttivi sulla propria infrastruttura e la velocità e semplicità con la quale consente di arrivare subito a risultati di importantissimo valore per la sicurezza e per il business fanno di quest'ultimo il primo tool da installare ed imparare ad usare per qualunque esperto / operatore nel campo Security. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

La configurazione redis di default non è adatta a sostenere scansioni con grossi numeri di hosts e relativi servizi aperti, è quindi necessario, seppur non documentato ufficialmente eseguire un complicatissimo tuning onde evitare il crash e l'indisponibilità della VM dove OpenVAS è installato perdendo dati e controllo delle scansioni in corso e di quelle passate.

Inoltre, l'opzione di export dei log non consente di filtrare cosa inserire nel report PDF e cosa no (esempio, falsi positivi o problemi già risolti). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Con OpenVAS installato e running riesco a tenere traccia delle singole vulnerabilità e del loro stato di risoluzione e severity oltre che pianificare continue, automatizzate e profonde scansioni sulla mia LAN e sui miei IP pubblici corporate ad orari non impattanti per l'attività lavorativa con relativo alerting delle figure preposte (Security operators) in caso di nuove vulnerabilità gravi emerse.

Il tempo che risparmio attraverso l'automazione delle scansioni e nella creazione dei report PDF è inquantificabile, OpenVAS è una manna dal cielo e consente di dedicare il tempo solitamente utilizzato ad eseguire singole scansioni a diversi livelli di profondità verso attività di maggiore interesse o formazione. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ICT Support Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The friendly gui and the vulnerability scans that are very accurate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't feel that there i s anything bad on this project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I woul recommend to take advantage of the hole functionality of OpenVas Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The goal was to scan network and web vulnerabilities on specific servers in the Harokopeio university facilities in Greece.This test was the practical section study for my thesis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Security Specialist IoT
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

White-box scanning is pretty efficient. I found a lot of security issues in servers with that feature Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A lot of pen tester relay on high flags to consider or not the security issues when the information section is the most important one to look first. the software should be that visible Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cover more feature that Nessus does Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

find a quick security issue in servers with minimum effort Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Great results in relatively short time, very intuitive and easy to use even for someone who doesn't have much experience and it's free! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It needs some maintanace in order to keep it working. It stopped working after not using it for a while and we had to re-install it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep it mind you would need someone administrating the tool in order to keep it working for a long period of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You get your vulnerability management address with a Open Source tool which is pretty reliable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a powerfull and it is open source (Free).

Very easy to use, create reports, new scans etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This app is kind of slow compared with another application like nessus. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Noon, I love openvas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I found several network devices (Dell switches and cisco) with default username and password.

I found several vulnerabilities in windows Server 2008 and 2012 R2. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Fast and relaible automated scanner. Liked that OpenVas scans for default passwords and try to brute-force the application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Really ? nothing. the scanner is fast ... the GUI is pretty handy and you can spot immediately the vulns. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

From many autimated vulneravility scanners, I think this is the best choice for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With OpenVAS I can find vulnerabilities that hard to find manually. It can track evrything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cloud Bigdata Consultant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its very deep scanner tools with very good GUI interface and easy to install and used, we can download reports in many format, we can schedule jobs and get report automatically. and its agent less as swell Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing for now everything seems gd no cause Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nothing faced anything yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love the crawler, and the way they shows the results it help me a lot and also help me to manage things is proper manner Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It have lots of false positive, please insure it give the proper issue validation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is ease to use and give some fantastic results too, but like every software need some update, it's too, they need to work on there false positive results Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's fronted is better, also the crawler they give best overview, also it make proper report Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Penetration Tester
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

User-friendly GUI, easy to handle and establish security tests Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A little burdensome configuration procedure is needed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open As is able to quickly determine in an automated way possible security flaws and vulnerabilities of my network Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cloud DevOps Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very easy to install and run the scan for vulnerable assessment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Assessment report available in pdf reports Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very useful opensource tool for run the scaning and get the reports Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Reports generation in different formats. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

OpenVAS tooks more time to scan IP range. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just implement it in your network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With OpenVAS I found the available vulnerability in the network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr. Linux and Network Administrator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use and implement, and opensource Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some false VAPT stuffs like consider Linux as windows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security patches of operating system and ports Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the types of scans and customization that we can use to perform specific ports to scan with. UI is simple and reports are precise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much. Documentation(in simplest form) could be useful spread across people to use this one. Ignore if you already have documentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vulnerabilities with Operating systems as we upgrade to new versions. Ex: centos 7 upgrade Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like CLI most. Most of the time I use CLI. I like the integration with Metasploit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the UI. It's not up to the mark compared with other similar tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am trying to scan for vulnerabilities with openVAS . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Free and mostly GPL vulnerability scanning. That’s fantastic!

Uses NASL as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The UI experiences could use some love IMO. I’ve found I like commercial products and interfaces like Nessus a decent bit better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Small startup, in a heavily regulated space, so security is critical, but expensive. This helps soooooo much! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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