Greenbone OpenVAS Data Export Guide

How to export data from OpenVAS for ingestion in RiskSense.

Overview

The Greenbone Networks web user interface and the OpenVAS vulnerability assessment system provide a framework to scan and report on your systems’ vulnerabilities. RiskSense supports OpenVAS scan results exported as an .XML file.

Exporting OpenVAS Data to a File

To save OpenVAS data to a file that you can upload to the RiskSense platform, open the OpenVAS client and confirm that a scan has been completed.

OpenVAS Export - Scan Data

Select the scan to export.

OpenVAS Export - Select Scan

From the main navigation menu, select Reports > Export.

OpenVAS Export - Export Menu Location

In the Export Report dialog box, select the Save location. Then, select XML from the Report file format drop-down list and specify the name of the report.

OpenVAS Export - Export Report Window

Click OK to save the report in XML format. The file is now ready to upload to RiskSense.