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Open Source Metasploit gets acquired

Oct 21, 2009, 18:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

"'ve personally never heard of Rapid7 before today, but this acquisition in my view, has both a potential downside and a potential upside. I've been tracking the metasploit project for years (and have version 3.2 running in my test lab now) and in my view, it is an incredibly important security framework that sets the standards by which others are judged.

"On the positive note, H D Moore the creator of Metasploit now gets some additional money and backing. With a commercial entity around the project, mundane items like revenue streams and pay stubs can be taken care of by someone else, while Moore concentrates on the framework itself."

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