[Openvas-discuss] Some OpenVAS questions

Michiel van Es michiele at info.nl
Mon Oct 19 15:22:41 CEST 2009

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To keep this project *up*:

Isn't it possible to dump the results in a sql database and use jgraph
to create nice pie graphs?

Kind regards,


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Subject: [Openvas-discuss] Some OpenVAS questions
From: Michiel van Es <michiele at info.nl>
To: Jan-Oliver Wagner <Jan-Oliver.Wagner at greenbone.net>
Date: 10/01/2009 06:22 PM

> -------- 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 06:15 PM
>> On Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2009, Michiel van Es wrote:
>>>>> 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).
>> usually, these are very specific solutions for the needs of the respective
>> companies.
> yes and no: a nice web interface for customers or users to scan their
> hosts is a universal thing: look at Inprotect.
>>>> 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?
>> gsa is released under GNU GPLv2+. Not all in public SVN yet, but in progress.
>> But yes, Greenbone offers also a supported Feed (Greenbone Security Feed)  and a supported
>> platform (Greenbone Security Manager).
> Ah that sounds nice :)
> I wait for the svn version then :)
>>> If so I can also pay a Nessus 
>>> professional feed license and use Nessus with Inprotect.
>> Thats up to you.
>> Apart from technical aspects, one difference is that Greenbone
>> is strictly oriented towards Free Software. Buying Greenbone
>> means to ensure support and have us produce more Free Software ;-)
> Offcourse I understand that, same with Red Hat.
> The problem is more the financial part that not every manager wants to
> pay but still wants to have a nice clean interface where he can see the
> scan results for free..
>>> 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 ;)
>> "Free beer" is relative. I hope you are paid for getting a scanner to work :-)
> I get paid yes ;) but my company decides to not invest in proferssional
> feeds and support and want a cheap solution.
> I can understand people saying: that is *bs* : want the best but don't
> want to pay.
> I am just saying that it would be nice to have an Inprotect alike
> interface for OpenVAS for users to make some nice graphs.
> If something goes wrong; they can pay for the support for example.
> I keep you guys also updated about my Inprotect work (when I got some
> spare time)
>> Best
> Regards,
> Michiel
>> 	Jan
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