[Openvas-discuss] Some OpenVAS questions

Michiel van Es michiele at info.nl
Thu Oct 1 18:17:45 CEST 2009

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Openvas-discuss] Some OpenVAS questions
From: Robert Rich <rrich at gsti.net>
To: Michiel van Es <Michiele at info.nl>, Jan-Oliver Wagner
<Jan-Oliver.Wagner at greenbone.net>
Date: 10/01/2009 05:51 PM

> I _think_ the reason for the dearth of options in this space is that as
> soon as someone comes up with something interesting, they turn it into a
> commercial service.  Consider that Nessus has been around for over 10
> years and you still have very little to choose from.
> My suggestion would be to try out Inprotect and/or Autonessus to run the
> scans, parse the results and store the data, and then use your own
> reporting tools on top of that to get the output format and content you
> are after.  There are some incredibly advanced open source reporting and
> business intelligence tools (Pentaho comes to mind), or you can use
> whatever may already be in place at your organization.  Regardless,
> there *is* going to be some work on your end, possibly a significant
> amount of it, but there are enough pieces and parts out there today that
> you don't have to do it from scratch.

Yes I will try to ask the Inprotect guys if they can change it or give
mesome tips :)
Alienvault is also using an Openvas web based tool , I can try them also.

> Good luck!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: openvas-discuss-bounces at wald.intevation.org on behalf of Michiel
> van Es
> Sent: Thu 10/1/2009 11:11 AM
> To: Jan-Oliver Wagner
> Cc: openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org
> Subject: Re: [Openvas-discuss] Some OpenVAS questions
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Openvas-discuss] Some OpenVAS questions
> From: Jan-Oliver Wagner <Jan-Oliver.Wagner at greenbone.net>
> To: openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org
> <openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org>
> Date: 10/01/2009 05:01 PM
>> Hello,
>> On Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2009, Michiel van Es wrote:
>>> First of all I would like to say thank you for such a nice open source
>>> and free alternative for Nessus.
>> thanks!
> :)
>>> I am using OpenVAS with the OpenVAS-client to scan my networks but are
>>> there any tools like Inprotect to manage these scans?
>>> I see Autonessus but is there also a tool which can create pie charts or
>>>  pdf's.
>>> The html is very very nice but I want to create a report over the last
>>> month, year etc and pie charts and some nice graps help convincing my
>>> management ;)
>> Many OpenVAS users dump the results into a database and create their
>> own reporting mechanism based on this.
> Hmm would be nice if users share it with the community (so OpenVAS can
> grow bigger and have more potential).
>> Greenbone is currently working on the "Greenbone Security Assistant" (gsa)
>> which should support in this direction as a web front end.
>> However, the backend for this is openvas-manager.
> Greenbone is a paid solution right? If so I can also pay a Nessus
> professional feed license and use Nessus with Inprotect.
> I am looking for a free as in free beer solution :)
> Sorry but my company is on a low budget that is why I am looking for
> free beer alternatives ;)
>> All the best
> Regards,
> Michiel
>>       Jan
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