Vulnerability management firm Rapid7 has acquired Metasploit, the popular open source dual-use penetration testing and hacking tool. Commercial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal means that the Metasploit project will receive commercial backing, so furthering its development. A non-commercial version of the tool will …
first, kill all the lawyers...
Dunno. Seems to me that putting pockets behind Metasploit not be a good idea. Particularly not a security company's pockets.
Unlike Snort, Metasploit is an intrusive tool.
Seems to me that the first time some script kiddie starts poking around some company that uses logging with Metasploit and a few weeks later a Nexpose sales call comes in, an argument could be made that Rapid7 is deliberately beefing up Metasploit to drive sales of its security consultancy.
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