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Pros
"The solution is open source and has many small targetted penetration tests that have been written by many people that are useful. You can choose different subjects for the test, such as Oracle databases or Apache servers.""Rapid7 Metasploit is a useful product.""The reporting on the solution is good.""All of the features are great.""The most valuable feature for us is the support for testing Linux-based web server components."

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"The vulnerability scanning is the most important aspect of the solution for us.""The most valuable feature for me is container scanning because I am interested in CICD security.""It is very stable, and it is updated periodically by adding new vulnerabilities.""They are on a good trajectory as a company and investing in R&D in the right ways.""The solution can integrate with third parties and meets standard compliance.""The initial setup is very straightforward."

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Cons
"The solution is not very scalable, it does not provide any automation to be able to scale it.""At the time I was using it, the graphical user interface needed some improvements.""The solution should improve the responsiveness of its live technical support.""Rapid7 Metasploit can add a GUI feature because it is only available online.""Better automation capabilities would be an improvement."

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"There needs to be better dashboard navigation.""An area of improvement for this solution is being able to customize the dashboard. For example, the dashboard does not allow us to view a previous months vulnerability results alongside current results to make comparisons.""It can have more integration.""It would be helpful if Tenable could be more clear with regard to everything the solution can and cannot do with the particular license that you have.""The pricing of the solution could be more reasonable.""The solution seems to focus too much on enterprises, and they really need a product that works for SMBs."

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  • "The great advantage with Rapid7 Metasploit, of course, is that it's free."
  • "There are two versions available, one of which is the Pro version, and the other is the free version."
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  • "There are additional features that can be licensed for an additional cost."
  • "The solution is not too expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Rapid7 Metasploit is a useful product.
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    There are two versions available, one of which is the Pro version, and the other is the free version. In the four years that we've been using this solution, we've only used the free version. We… more »
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    Rapid7 Metasploit can add a GUI feature because it is only available online. While it is simple to use, including a GUI would make things easier. It would be very helpful.
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    Tenable Nessus is a vulnerability assessment solution that is both easy to deploy and easy to manage. The design of the program is such that if a company should desire to handle the installation… more »
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    It is very stable, and it is updated periodically by adding new vulnerabilities.
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    Metasploit
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    Overview

    Attackers are always developing new exploits and attack methods—Metasploit penetration testing software helps you use their own weapons against them. Utilizing an ever-growing database of exploits, you can safely simulate real-world attacks on your network to train your security team to spot and stop the real thing.

    Tenable.io Vulnerability Management provides the most accurate information about all your assets and vulnerabilities in ever-changing environments. Available for cloud or on-prem deployment, Tenable.io features a streamlined interface, intuitive guidance, and seamless integrations that help security teams maximize efficiency. When visibility and insight matter most, Tenable.io helps you truly understand your Cyber Exposure.

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    Sample Customers
    City of Corpus Christi, Diebold, Lumenate, Nebraska Public Power District, Prairie North Regional Health, Apptio, Automation Direct, Bob's Stores, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, Carnegie Mellon University
    Global Payments AU/NZ
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business100%
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    Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 10th in Vulnerability Management with 5 reviews while Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is ranked 8th in Vulnerability Management with 6 reviews. Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.6, while Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Rapid7 Metasploit writes "Straightforward to set up, and helpful for moving from development to production". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable.io Vulnerability Management writes "Very mature and quite stable but could use a better user interface". Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Wireshark, Darktrace and Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, whereas Tenable.io Vulnerability Management is most compared with Tenable SC, Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Snyk and PortSwigger Burp Suite Enterprise Edition. See our Rapid7 Metasploit vs. Tenable.io Vulnerability Management report.

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