Agent Base Scanning

Hi, within OpenVAS, is it possible to conduct agent based scanning like in similar scanning systems, or can we perform it ourselves with a distributed scanner over the network?

Maybe you can describe what you mean more clearly or give an example. I’m not quite clear what you are asking. :slight_smile:

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Sorry for my English. I saw agent-based scanning in older versions of OpenVAS, but I can’t find it in the new version. Is it no longer possible to do this with GVM? I saw a CLI called Oxo and thought I could use it as an alternative, but it doesn’t seem to work with OpenVAS. Is there any way to do this? Thanks for help sir. :pray:

You are correct, very old versions (from 2019 or earlier) showed this functionality. Since it was never fully functional it has been removed since then.

We are currently researching a new agent implementation for the next generation of our products, but we are not ready to share a timeline yet.