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"That is primarily because I've seen increased rules. It's kind of caught us a little off guard. With GuardiCore, I have had to deal with their technical support and engineering team in Israel. They are amazing. They are very quick to adapt.""The solution is very scalable, especially when connected to the cloud resources.""Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy.""This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks.""The interface and dashboard are amazing."

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"It's not possible to do penetration testing without being very proficient in Metasploit.""The option to generate phishing emails has proven to be very valuable in understanding the behavior of users.""It contains almost all the available exploits and payloads.""The most valuable feature for us is the support for testing Linux-based web server components.""The reporting on the solution is good.""All of the features are great."

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"Clients would like to see that the security policies of GuardiCore can continue to be comparable to all the major firewall players out there.""The dashboard needs improvement. It should be more flexible so that I can easily see what I want or need to see.""Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked.""The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering."

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"The initial setup was a bit "tweaky" for the open-source version.""Metasploit cannot be installed on a machine with an antivirus.""It is necessary to add some training materials and a tutorial for beginners.""Better automation capabilities would be an improvement.""The solution should improve the responsiveness of its live technical support.""At the time I was using it, the graphical user interface needed some improvements."

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"GuardiCore has made some new changes to the license now. We've seen monthly and annual licenses based on a subscription. We have a few clients that pay anywhere from $25,000 a year."

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"I use the open-source version of this product. Pricing is not relevant.""It is expensive. Our license expired, and our company is not thinking to renew because of our budget.""The great advantage with Rapid7 Metasploit, of course, is that it's free."

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Top Answer: Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy.
Top Answer: Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked. The netflow analytics (ML) focused in threat detection needs to be enhanced to provide more practical forms… more »
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Guardicore Centra is a comprehensive data center and cloud security solution that delivers the simplest way to apply micro-segmentation controls to reduce the attack surface and detect and control breaches within east-west traffic. It provides deep visibility into application dependencies and enforces network and process-level policies to protect critical applications.

Attackers are always developing new exploits and attack methods—Metasploit penetration testing software helps you use their own weapons against them. Utilizing an ever-growing database of exploits, you can safely simulate real-world attacks on your network to train your security team to spot and stop the real thing.

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Guardicore Centra is ranked 5th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 4 reviews while Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 7th in Vulnerability Management with 5 reviews. Guardicore Centra is rated 8.6, while Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "The efficiency of the security team was improved by over 100% in terms of analytics, monitoring, and responding to incidents". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 Metasploit writes "Straightforward to set up, and helpful for moving from development to production". Guardicore Centra is most compared with Cisco Tetration, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, VMware NSX, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Darktrace, whereas Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Wireshark, Rapid7 InsightVM and Qualys VM.

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