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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Metasploit is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Kali Linux

91%
3 Ratings
10.0

Metasploit

100%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

Kali Linux

73%
1 Rating
10.0

Metasploit

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Kali Linux

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Metasploit

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Kali Linux

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Metasploit

70%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Kali Linux

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Metasploit

100%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Offensive Security

Kali Linux is especially well suited in environments where high security is needed for your custom developed applications. This is well suited for offensive testing your high security in house developed applications. It is also very good for doing penetration testing on in house developed applications and safe guarding them from external attackers. Kali Linux is tough for use as a day to day Linux operating system as this was never intended to be used by beginners and occasional Linux users.
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Rapid7

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
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Pros

Offensive Security

  • Port analyses
  • Hosting any website
  • Using system as a proxy server
  • More secure than Windows
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Rapid7

  • 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.
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Cons

Offensive Security

  • Support for forensic
  • Network vulnerabilities
  • Windows support
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Rapid7

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

Kali Linux

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Kali Linux editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Metasploit

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Metasploit editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Offensive Security

      No answers on this topic

      Rapid7

      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
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      Usability

      Offensive Security

      No answers on this topic

      Rapid7

      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!
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      Support Rating

      Offensive Security

      No answers on this topic

      Rapid7

      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.
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      Implementation Rating

      Offensive Security

      No answers on this topic

      Rapid7

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Offensive Security

      As Parrot security OS is relatively new to the game, Kali Linux has an edge as it is in the market since 2013. Kali Linux has an advantage that it is opensource and has good back end technical support by open source developers worldwide. Also Parrot security OS is based on cloud environments and Kali Linux OS is made to run in house.
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      Rapid7

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Offensive Security

      • Till now Kali Linux have not made a single penny negative impact on our companies business , its so powerful and useful at the same time for our company.
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      Rapid7

      • 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.
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