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Metasploit Goes Pro for Security Testing

Oct 20, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"A year ago, the open source Metasploit penetration testing project was acquired by security firm Rapid7 with the goal of putting more resources into development. This week, Rapid7 is showing off the fruits of its labor with the release of the Metapsloit Pro Framework for commercial users and a new Metasploit 3.5 core release for the open source community.

"With the Metasploit Pro release, Rapid7 is proving a new flagship platform for commercial Metasploit users to enumerate, test and exploit networks in an effort to improve enterprise security. With the Pro release, Metasploit is moving beyond its single-user roots.

""What we're trying to do with Metasploit Pro is to take Metasploit to the team level, " HD Moore, Rapid7 Chief Security Officer and Metasploit chief architect told InternetNews.com. "Metasploit Pro is a multi-user product so multiple users can all be working with the product on the same penetration test."

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