Vulnerability management

Open source vulnerability scanners: Review | Security Weekly Labs

September 23, 2021
  • Go beyond plain vulnerability scanning towards a comprehensive vulnerability management solution.
  • Create a turn-key appliance product for enterprise customers.
  • Continue the open-source concept of creating transparent security technology.
  1. You can download a pre-configured VMWare or Oracle Virtualbox VM from Greenbone (
    1. Registration is only required if you want a trial of the Greenbone Security Feed (Paid), otherwise you can use the Greenbone Community Feed (Free). The differences are listed here:
  2. There are several Docker containers that people from the open-source community have created, some are actively maintained, and some are not.
  3. You can download, compile and deploy from source code available from Github (this is the most time consuming options but offers the most flexibility and control)
Adrian Sanabria

Adrian joined SC Media’s parent company, CyberRisk Alliance in 2020. He will focus primarily on cybersecurity product reviews, but will also provide industry insight trends for both SC Media and Security Weekly (another CyberRisk Alliance company). He brings two decades of industry experience, working as a practitioner, penetration tester, and industry analyst. He spent the last few years as an entrepreneur, challenging norms in sales and marketing for a variety of vendors. Adrian loves to cook, eat, hike, play music and regale his teenagers with stories of what the early days of the Internet were like.

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