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Free Metasploit Community Edition released

Oct 19, 2011, 04:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The solution offers a simplified approach to vulnerability verification and penetration testing, enabling organizations of any size to begin the process of understanding and addressing their security posture without the need for deep technical knowledge.

"Cyber criminals are successful in breaching networks of enterprises and government agencies every day, creating huge security concerns and compliance issues. Penetration testing is a critical step in assessing the risk posture of the IT infrastructure by complementing vulnerability scans to identify gaps, verify known vulnerabilities for prioritization and decrease false positives, and ensure proper remediation.

"Metasploit Community makes security assessments more accessible to individual and commercial users through an intuitive interface that offers simplified network discovery and vulnerability verification for specific exploits. This increases the effectiveness of vulnerability scanners such as Nexpose to provide true security risk intelligence."

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