Seccubus is an automated vulnerability scanner with some extra features. One is that the periodic vulnerability assessment capability of the tool. Seccubus was created in order to more effectively analyse the results of regular scans of the same infrastructure by efficiently interpreting results.
How does it work?
Seccubus runs scans at regular intervals and compares the findings of the last scan with the findings of the previous scan. The results of this comparison are available in a web GUI
Findings have and can be tagged with one of the following statuses:
Finding was detected for the first time
Finding was previously detected and has not been altered by the user
Flinging has changed since it was last detected. This status remains until it is changed by the user
The finding does not pose any security risk and will remain this status until it changes. If the finding changes it will be marked as changed.
The finding had been found in a previous run, but has done been fixed in this run.
The finding has been fixed and should not reappear. If this finding reappears it will be marked as changed.
The finding is bogus and will not leave this status unless the user changes it.
Because the number of reported findings from Seccubus, especially on the second or later run, is much smaller then the number of findings of a regular scan, there will be much less time involved in the analysis of subsequent runs.