"'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."