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Pros
"It's easy to use. It's fast, it's a powerful easy to access tool.""The solution is good because it has a lot of options.""When you connect any new device to the network, Rapid7 has the ability to detect the new device immediately. It can scan that device to detect if it has any vulnerability. It tells you what is vulnerable and what has been misconfigured. It also tells you what is the risk of that misconfiguration or lack of patches and how to resolve the problem.""Using Rapid7, we can install a scan engine, we can do our VPN connections, and we can conduct internal scans of remote sites. We prefer the web application. It's smarter and more accurate from an application perspective.""The performance is good.""The discovery and prioritization of vulnerabilities.""It's a relevant management tool.""The most important aspect of the solution is that it rarely gives false positives, especially compared to other products. It provides very clear reports for our IT teams to look at."

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"The solution is open source and has many small targetted penetration tests that have been written by many people that are useful. You can choose different subjects for the test, such as Oracle databases or Apache servers.""The reporting on the solution is good.""All of the features are great.""Rapid7 Metasploit is a useful product.""The most valuable feature for us is the support for testing Linux-based web server components."

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Cons
"The InsightVM cannot scan if we connect to our customer by the VPN.""The reporting is very bad when you compare it with other vulnerability assessment tools.""The integration with other solutions like JIRA could be better. Perhaps there could be some additional updates in the next phase that could integrate with it, so then you can proceed with the VT much easier.""There have been instances where technical support takes a long time to update the status of a ticket, which is something that can be improved.""It would be great to have a mobile application client. Currently, you have to use a mobile web browser on a device, but it is not similar to the desktop web browser in terms of user experience. It would be nice to have a mobile application to access the platform.""There needs to be much clearer instructions surrounding scanning.""I would say that it improved our visibility, but it left things open.""Some difficulties with the online reporting and lack of integrations."

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"Better automation capabilities would be an improvement.""The solution is not very scalable, it does not provide any automation to be able to scale it.""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.""Rapid7 Metasploit can add a GUI feature because it is only available online."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing costs are somewhere around $40,000 annually. There are no additional fees.""The license is annual and this is the optimal approach when it comes to most software.""Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.""The licensing is asset-based and very straightforward.""In some cases, we procure the licenses. In some cases, the customers directly buy the license from Rapid7.""Its price is too high. My only concern or issue with Rapid7 is its pricing.""The license is IP based. How many IPs you are using to scan is the amount of the license you have to buy. The number of users doesn't matter; many users can use it or only person. It depends on the culture of the organization.""Comparing the price with the value that we receive, I am not happy with it."

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"The great advantage with Rapid7 Metasploit, of course, is that it's free.""There are two versions available, one of which is the Pro version, and the other is the free version."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: You have full visibility across cloud, network, virtual, and containerized infrastructures with Rapid7 Insight VM. You can easily prioritize vulnerabilities using attacker analytics. Overall, Rapid7… more »
Top Answer: Using Rapid7, we can install a scan engine, we can do our VPN connections, and we can conduct internal scans of remote sites. We prefer the web application. It's smarter and more accurate from an… more »
Top Answer: The license could be a little bit cheaper. For all these features, you would expect to pay a little bit lower but around the same general price. Licenses are paid yearly. For some customers, we pay… more »
Top Answer: Rapid7 Metasploit is a useful product.
Top Answer: There are two versions available, one of which is the Pro version, and the other is the free version. In the four years that we've been using this solution, we've only used the free version. We… more »
Top Answer: Rapid7 Metasploit can add a GUI feature because it is only available online. While it is simple to use, including a GUI would make things easier. It would be very helpful.
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InsightVM, NeXpose
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Overview

Rapid7 InsightVM is the vulnerability assessment tool built for the modern web. InsightVM combines complete ecosystem visibility, an unparalleled understanding of the attacker mindset, and the agility of SecOps so you can act before impact.

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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Sample Customers
ACS, Acosta, AllianceData, amazon.com, biogen idec, CBRE, CATERPILLAR, Deloitte, COACH, GameStop, IBM
City of Corpus Christi, Diebold, Lumenate, Nebraska Public Power District, Prairie North Regional Health, Apptio, Automation Direct, Bob's Stores, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, Carnegie Mellon University
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company21%
Insurance Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company22%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise44%
Find out what your peers are saying about Rapid7 InsightVM vs. Rapid7 Metasploit and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
555,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Rapid7 InsightVM is ranked 2nd in Vulnerability Management with 19 reviews while Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 10th in Vulnerability Management with 5 reviews. Rapid7 InsightVM is rated 8.0, while Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightVM writes "Broad capabilities make this scanning solution able to cover a lot of ground". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 Metasploit writes "Straightforward to set up, and helpful for moving from development to production". Rapid7 InsightVM is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Qualys VM, Tenable SC, Tenable.io Vulnerability Management and Kenna.VM, whereas Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Wireshark, Darktrace, Qualys VM and Acunetix by Invicti. See our Rapid7 InsightVM vs. Rapid7 Metasploit report.

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