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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Metasploit

In security of information it's vital to think like a hacker and it's important to know the tools they use for attacks. So this software gives you the exploits that are already in the wild and to the access of everyone. That's very dangerous so you have to be aware of it.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

I believe that SolarWinds Network Device Monitor is well suited for any business that needs to monitor critical infrastructure to provide high availability. Small business with non critical equipment that can afford to be down for a few hours I would say that it would be less appropriate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

  • Hardware health status
  • Power supply status of the Network Devices
  • Transmit/Discard errors
  • High Latency
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

  • Vulnerability Management
  • Vulnerability Patching
  • Hardware firmware recommendation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

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Usability

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

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

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Support Rating

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

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

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Implementation Rating

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

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

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Alternatives Considered

Metasploit

Metasploit is an all around good suite of tools to test and validate potential vulnerabilites. Other tools have bits and pecies such as Nmap, Nessus, Burp Suite, etc. but Metasploit can function in the same way but more.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

I selected SolarWinds Network Device Monitor for 2 main reasons, functionality and support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Metasploit

  • If you prevent an attack you will save a lot of money.
  • There is a free version that has a lot of useful exploits.
  • You can run it in an open source OS.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

  • Return on Investment
  • Quick and informative alerts on new issues
  • Alerting is the main key for a quick remediation on unexpected issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Metasploit

General

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

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

General

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

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