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Metasploit Gains Further Commercial Adoption

Feb 18, 2010, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The open source Metasploit framework is often the place where security vulnerabilities become usable enabling security researchers to test out exploits and fix flaws. Until recently, Metasploit was typically used only as a standalone community project, but that's no longer the case.

"Metasploit is now owned by security firm Rapid7, the company that also integrates Metasploit into their testing tools. This week, security testing firm Core Security announced that they would be integrating support for Metasploit into their Core IMPACT Pro application. Evaluating the impact of the enterprise tool integration of Metasploit depends on a number of factors. It's also not clear whether or not the open source community aspect of Metasploit will enjoy any benefits as a result either.

""Metasploit itself won't provide anything that our customers didn't have access to before as the framework itself was always available to them," Fred Pinkett, vice president of product management at Core Security, told InternetNews.com. "But, the important thing is that what it will provide, as a result of the integration, increased ease-of-use for our customers who want to use the two products side-by-side through the IMPACT Pro interface.""

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