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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Kali Linux

The Kali [Linux] is not a cup of tea for everyone and not well suited for personal computer hence I recommend only relevant people in my organization and other contacts to prefer it for management and monitoring of information security, network security and penetration testing. I also recommend the mobile developers of organization to use it for reverse engineering of APK files to learn advance development methodologies.
Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Metasploit

It is easy to use with sufficient documentation on how to use the tools for end users or newbies. Experienced testers will find it easy to customise and configure the test cases. Just wished that I could have taken up a course on using this tool in my study days so that I could had explored more and improved my familiarity with the tool, unlike when working where access and time to explore the other features of the tool is limited
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Kali Linux

  • Provides high security.
  • Does great job with penetration testing.
  • Has good number of testing tools with in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Metasploit

  • Scanning our network for new or existing vulnerable systems.
  • Automation of manual tests and exploits to allow what used to be days of effort to be squeezed into hours.
  • Metasploit has become an integral part in our validation of new systems before their inclusion in our production network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kali Linux

  • To make the Graphical interface more interactive, because Linux distros are more tend to be used in CLI.
Om Khard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Metasploit

  • Have encountered issues with updating especially after moving from BackTrack to Kali.
  • Sometimes it gets a little buggy, but that's a rare occurrence.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kali Linux

Kali Linux 7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Metasploit

Metasploit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is an incredibly easy framework to use. We can have new testers come in and immediately start using Metasploit. Also it allows advanced users to customize modules so that the inexperienced testers can use the modules without having all the technical knowledge behind the actual exploit
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kali Linux

No score
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Metasploit

Metasploit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy to use! Like I said in my prior ratings, this is perfect for newer testers to come right in and start testing. The more experienced testers can even write modules for the more advanced findings so that the newer testers are able to use the modules to accurately test the said findings. This is why it scales so well!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kali Linux

No score
No answers yet
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Metasploit

Metasploit 7.0
Based on 4 answers
It is very easy to use. Just about any tester of any level of experience can use it, which makes me more confident on network tests. Experiences testers can also write modules fairly easy to let the more inexperienced once replicate their findings. Like I have said in my prior reviews, it is super scaleable for the whole team and modules can be written on the fly so that newer testers can replication senior tester results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kali Linux

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Metasploit

Metasploit 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I do not have many key insights regarding implementation of Metasploit, but it would be nice if the package was more friendly to other OS's outside of Debian and Ubuntu. When we install on Ubuntu and Debain (like a kali OS) it is incredibly simple. But if we install it on something such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux or FreeBSD, then we have a lot of issues getting it up and going.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kali Linux

Different suite of tools and need of specialists to be familiar with the tools to use the best features. Most of the users will be familiar with Kali Linux compared with Blackbox. But easy to switch between the two and is more to complement with each other on the areas needed to be tested.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Metasploit

You can configure and develop your own versions of exploits that are suitable for your business. The free version is very useful and the Rapid7 website has a lot of info to help you understand the exploits. Nessus just lets you identify the vulnerabilities but Metasploit lets you attack with vectors.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kali Linux

  • No license cost
  • Assurance of information security
  • Assurance of network security
  • Consists several hundred very powerful tools
  • Helps to learn advance development methodologies
Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Metasploit

  • We have been able to weed out false positives with a more manual vetting of scanned vulnerabilities.
  • Our teams have become more well versed in penetration testing with Metasploit to understand the vulnerabilities potentially present.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kali Linux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Metasploit

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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