the development team is proud to announce the release of OpenVAS-9!

March 8th, 2017 - OpenVAS-9 released: Upgraded web GUI with dashboards 
and asset management

The new generation of OpenVAS [1] is the result of 24 months of intensive
work. Version 9 of the open framework for vulnerability scanning and
management introduces a new web GUI with dashboards and extensive comfort 
functionality for the user. The asset management opens a door for new
ways to analyse scanning results and control the vulnerability management.

The immediately visible highlight of this new release is the upgraded user
interface. This ranges from an advanced dashboard feature over a full-size
browser window up to intelligent dialogs to name just a few of the web
interface changes. Most notable new functionality is the explicit asset
management which adds a new view on scan results for hosts and operating
systems. It also forms the foundation for new and fast vulnerability
management workflows. Apart from this, slaves become scanners which is one
more step towards a full multi-scanner architecture.

The increasing pace of conceptual progress and the continuous improvements is
primarily contributed by Greenbone Networks [2]. Greenbone develops OpenVAS as
a basis of their professional appliance product family "Greenbone Security

In the past Greenbone did not push the branding of the commercial options
and many OpenVAS users are not aware of it. We start to change this step by
step for mutual benefit. The first step is the GSM Community Edition (GCE)
which is a freely downloadable turn-key virtual machine [3]. It replaces the
OpenVAS DEMO VM which required too many manual steps for a quick trial.
GCE is a derivative of the GSM product family which essentially means
effortless publication of updated virtual images on a regular basis.

Users building from source code, please refer to the documentation
of each module (INSTALL/CHANGES) about compatibility changes and other
relevant setup aspects. A careful installation will migrate the OpenVAS-8
database automatically and seamless. However, prior backups are your duty.

The new release is available as Free Software under the terms of the
GNU General Public license (GPL).

[1] OpenVAS: http://www.openvas.org/
[2] Greenbone: http://www.greenbone.net/
[3] GCE: http://www.openvas.org/vm.html

Best regards

        Jan-Oliver Wagner

Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner |  +49-541-335084-0  |  http://www.greenbone.net/
Greenbone Networks GmbH, Neuer Graben 17, 49074 Osnabrück | AG Osnabrück, HR B 
Geschäftsführer: Lukas Grunwald, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner
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