Metasploit Alternatives

    Metasploit is described as 'Community Edition simplifies network discovery and vulnerability verification for specific exploits, increasing the effectiveness of vulnerability scanners such as Nexpose - for free' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Metasploit for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Nessus. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Censys or Armitage. Other great apps like Metasploit are Exploit Pack (Free, Open Source), Social-Engineer Toolkit (Free, Open Source), ZoomEye (Freemium) and Immunity CANVAS (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 2, 2021

    1. The Nessus vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in active scanners, featuring high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture.
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      Some users think Nessus is a great alternative to Metasploit, some don't.
      Nessus scans for vulnerabilities, Metasploit exploits upon the vulnerabilities. I guess the prices are similar though...
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      Censys is a search engine that enables researchers to ask questions about the hosts and networks that compose the Internet.
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    2. Armitage is a graphical cyber attack management tool for Metasploit that visualizes your targets, recommends exploits, and exposes the advanced capabilities of the framework.
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    3. Exploit Pack is an open source project security that will help you adapt exploit codes on-the-fly.
    4. The Social-Engineer Toolkit is an open source penetration testing framework designed for social engineering. SET has a number of custom attack vectors that allow you to make a believable attack quickly.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      ZoomEye is a search engine for Cyberspace In Chinese ancient legends, there's a famous ghost buster named Zhong Kui. Just like him, ZoomEye is created for hunting the demons in Cyberspace.
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    5. Immunity's CANVAS makes available hundreds of exploits, an automated exploitation system, and a comprehensive, reliable exploit development framework to penetration testers and security professionals worldwide.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Cobalt Strike is threat emulation software. Red teams and penetration testers use Cobalt Strike to demonstrate the risk of a breach and evaluate mature security programs.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
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    6. Core Impact Pro is the most comprehensive software solution assessing and testing security vulnerabilities throughout your organization.
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