Last Updated: 2009-10-21 15:44:11 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 1)
Woke up this morning to find the news in my inbox, that Vulnerability Management company Rapid7 purchased Metasploit. Personally, I think this is a good thing. Anytime there can be commercial funding and backing put behind an Open Source program in order to further it's development, I consider it a good thing. I know this model works, as I work for Sourcefire. We have a few open source programs ourselves.
Better funding = better (more) exploits = better pen-test tool. Not that Metasploit isn't already awesome, because it is, but this will make Metasploit turn another corner in its (already successful) evolution.
I applaud HD's (and of course everyone else on the Metasploit team's) work, and may this acquisition further the success of the platform.
Read more about the purchase here.