Rapid7 purchases Metasploit

Published: 2009-10-21
Last Updated: 2009-10-21 15:44:11 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 1)
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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.


-- Joel Esler | http://blog.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

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