OpenVAS software framework is a great security tool checking if the system is vulnerable by means of scanning and Management. It helps to safeguard the server from unauthorized access.
To Install OpenVAS on Ubuntu:
By default, the OpenVAS package is not available in the Ubuntu 16.04 repository, so you will need to add OpenVAS PPA to your system's repository list.
1. Add the OpenVAS PPA.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mrazavi/openvas
2. Update the repository.
$ sudo apt-get update
3. Finally, install OpenVAS.
$ sudo apt-get install openvas
4. Once OpenVAS has finished installing, start the OpenVAS service with the following commands:
$ sudo systemctl start openvas-scanner
$ sudo systemctl start openvas-manager
$ sudo systemctl start openvas-gsa