"A new version of the open source Metasploit Framework
penetration testing tool is set to debut next month with the
release of Metasploit Express -- ushering in new enhancements for
ease-of-use and management that come courtesy of its new commercial
"The Metasploit Framework is an open source vulnerability
testing framework and is currently at version 3.3. Rapid7, the lead
vendor supporting Metasploit, is now aiming to make Metasploit
easier to use and manage -- and that's where Metasploit Express,
set for release in May, fits in.
"Unlike the Metasploit Framework, Metasploit Express is not open
source, but rather delivers an open core approach whereby
proprietary components are included alongside the core open source
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