This is a comprehensive scanner which allows you to detect a wide range of vulnerabilities mosty related to network services and operating systems but also includes web server configuration tests.
The scanner gives you a complete picture of the 'low hanging fruits' so you can concentrate on more advanced tests. Having it online and preconfigured is a huge time saver.
If you need a thorough intrastructure test, this is the right tool to use. From weak passwords, to missing security patches and misconfigured servers - these types of vulnerabilities can be found by the full scanner.
If you are an IT services company, you can also show this report to your clients and prove that you have implemented the proper security measures to the infrastructure that you are managing.
|Target||This specifies the target that will be scanned. It can be a single IP address or a hostname (ex. webmail.mydomain.com)|
|Scan type - Light||Uses a custom-built vulnerability scanning engine which is very fast since it uses the service versions to detect vulnerabilities|
|Scan type - Full||Uses the OpenVAS in-depth scanner|