Compare Rapid7 Metasploit vs. Tenable SecurityCenter

Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 7th in Vulnerability Management with 2 reviews while Tenable SecurityCenter is ranked 4th in Vulnerability Management with 7 reviews. Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.0, while Tenable SecurityCenter is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Rapid7 Metasploit writes "The integration between Nmap, the database and Metasploit saves a lot of time. The initial setup was a bit tricky". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable SecurityCenter writes "Enables very customized policies to routinely scan, while simultaneously not causing impact". Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Wireshark and Qualys VM, whereas Tenable SecurityCenter is most compared with Rapid7 InsightVM, Qualys VM and ForeScout CounterACT. See our Rapid7 Metasploit vs. Tenable SecurityCenter report.
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Pros
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.It's not possible to do penetration testing without being very proficient in Metasploit.

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This solution has a much lower rate of false positives compared to competing products.One of the most valuable features is their distributed scan model for allotting engines to work together as a pool and handle multiple scans at once, across multiple environments. Automatic scanning distribution is a distinguishing feature of their toolset.What is useful to me is being able to fulfill very customized scanning policies. In the clinical environment, because of vendor control, we can't perform credential-vulnerability scanning. And network scans, which I've done before, can cause a lot of impact. Being able to create very customized policies to be able to routinely scan and audit our clinical networks, while simultaneously not causing impact, is important to us.I think that this is a good solution for evaluating vulnerability in the network.We really love the Security Center dashboard. It basically performs vulnerability scanning and then outputs a vulnerability data.The most valuable feature of the product is the Assurance Report Card, which gives us an overview of the security poster in just a simple glance.Initial setup was pretty straightforward.It basically reviews our threat landscape vulnerability.

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Cons
Metasploit cannot be installed on a machine with an antivirus.It is necessary to add some training materials and a tutorial for beginners.The initial setup was a bit "tweaky" for the open-source version.

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The vulnerability scan does not work correctly until the access privileges are set by the system administrator.It's good at creating information, it's good creating dashboards, it's good at creating reports, but if you want to take that reporting metadata and put it into another tool, that is a little bit lacking.If I want to have a very low-managed scan policy, it's a lot of work to create something which is very basic. If I use a tool like Nmap, all I have to do is download it, install it, type in the command, and it's good to go. In Security Center, I have to go through a lot of work to create a policy that's very basic.The web application scanning area can be improved.A good plugin editor would be a good additional option for the Security Center.In terms of configuration, there is some level of flexibility that we are not able to achieve.At times we have had the typical bugs.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is expensive. Our license expired, and our company is not thinking to renew because of our budget.I use the open-source version of this product. Pricing is not relevant.

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Costing is pretty reasonable compared to the competition.The pricing is more than Nexpose.The licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100,000 US, and I think that covers everything.We're able to save because we don't have to employ more staff members to help wit ht he scheduling of the scans, running the reports or sending them out to the systems owners. That alone is a big ROI for us.It is slightly more expensive than other solutions in the same sphere.

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Overview

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.

SecurityCenter consolidates and evaluates vulnerability data across the enterprise, prioritizing security risks and providing a clear view of your security posture. With SecurityCenter, get the visibility and context you need to effectively prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities, ensure compliance with IT security frameworks, standards and regulations, and take decisive action to ensure the effectiveness of your IT security program and reduce business risk.

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Sample Customers
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 UniversityIBM, Sempra Energy, Microsoft, Apple, Adidas, Union Pacific
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Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company11%
Non Profit8%
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Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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