Metasploit Framework is what is known as a penetration testing technology, providing security researchers with a variety of different tools and capabilities to validate the security of a given application or infrastructure deployment. With Metasploit, researchers can also test exploits against targets to see if they are at risk, in an attempt to penetrate the defensive measures that are in place. The 5.0 release of Metasploit introduces multiple new and enhanced capabilities including automation APIs, evasion modules and usability improvements.
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