Open Source Pen-testing tool gets commercial backing
Vulnerability management firm Rapid7 has acquired Metasploit, the popular open source penetration testing tool.
Rapid7, the leading provider of unified vulnerability management, compliance and penetration testing solutions, today announced the acquisition of Metasploit, the principal organization behind the open source penetration testing framework and world`s largest database of public, tested exploits, the Metasploit Project. As a result of the acquisition, Rapid7 will leverage Metasploit to enhance its vulnerability management solution, Rapid7 NeXpose, becoming the only company to deliver a full breadth of security assurance solutions and expertise. Rapid7 will also sponsor dedicated resources and contributions to the standalone, community-driven Metasploit Project to further its growth and success. An interview with HD Moore audio file http://risky.biz/RB128
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