OpenVAS evolved from Nessus when Tenable put Nessus under a restrictive license. Tenable had some trouble with people rebranding Nessus as their own product, and unfortunately had to make this move. As a result, OpenVAS appeared.

OpenVAS resides at http://www.openvas.org/; the project suffered an infrastructure problem as soon as it opened, but the mailing lists show healthy development activity and the project may very well take off.

Last modified on 12 June 2009, at 01:55