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Pros
"All of the features are great.""Rapid7 Metasploit is a useful product.""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.""The reporting on the solution is good.""The most valuable feature for us is the support for testing Linux-based web server components."

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"Being able to dissect email data and figure out what is inside email messages was the most valuable feature. Such a feature is pretty helpful for an ongoing forensic investigation or when there is a potential insider threat that you are trying to investigate. It allows you to see the network activity of the users you are investigating. It also gives you more visibility into your network. It was very easy to set up. There is a lot of information out there on Google and YouTube about how to use it. There is also community support. If you have any trouble, it is pretty easy to find an answer online. You will have to do some digging only if you have a very specific use case.""I use the filters very often, to determine what type of traffic I am looking for. The use of filter allows traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic.""It has a good syntax to put the commands in and get information out of."

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Cons
"Rapid7 Metasploit can add a GUI feature because it is only available online.""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.""Better automation capabilities would be an improvement.""The solution is not very scalable, it does not provide any automation to be able to scale it."

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"Its user interface was a little less friendly. They can make its user interface a little bit more friendly. It is for technical people, and most of the technical people would be able to figure it out, but it would be good to improve its user interface. They can maybe build artificial intelligence into it. Currently, it takes a lot of manpower to analyze and dissect all the data.""The system could be improved upon by adding a better and more powerful data processing engine.""The only thing that I don't like is sometimes there is an update, and something that I was using is either no longer there or it has changed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "It is free."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    Being able to dissect email data and figure out what is inside email messages was the most valuable feature. Such a feature is pretty helpful for an ongoing forensic investigation or when there is a… more »
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    Its user interface was a little less friendly. They can make its user interface a little bit more friendly. It is for technical people, and most of the technical people would be able to figure it out… more »
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    Also Known As
    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.

    Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
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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
    Comversion, ADP, Talbots
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Integrator11%
    Retailer11%
    Government11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 10th in Vulnerability Management with 5 reviews while Wireshark is ranked 3rd in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews. Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.6, while Wireshark is rated 10.0. 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 Wireshark writes "Filters enable traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic". Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Darktrace, Qualys VM and Acunetix by Invicti, whereas Wireshark is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix, Nagios XI and Riverbed AppResponse.

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