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Re: Nessus free version cancelled, now $1200/year
From: "DePriest, Jason R." <jrdepriest () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 19:13:56 +0100

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 7:56 AM, Brandon Enright <> wrote:
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On Wed, 21 May 2008 19:31:49 -0700 or thereabouts stripes
<stripes () tigerlair com> wrote:

Hi Fyodor,

Check out OpenVAS, http://www.openvas.org. It's a FOSS replacement
for Nessus. I believe it's off the last GNU version.

-Anne


IIRC the primary motivation for closing the Nessus source was that the
developers felt like they didn't get enough community contribution to
either the engine or plugins to justify not trying to turn it into a
commercial product.

I thought it was also the fact that tons of third-party "security
consultants" were using Nessus but branding it as their own creation,
so they got paid and Nessus (Tenable) got shafted.

-Jason

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