Compare Rapid7 Metasploit vs. Wireshark

Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 7th in Vulnerability Management with 2 reviews while Wireshark is ranked 2nd in Network Troubleshooting with 2 reviews. Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.0, while Wireshark is rated 9.6. 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 Wireshark writes "It is free to download and install, and it runs on multiple platforms". Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Wireshark and Rapid7 InsightVM, whereas Wireshark is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor and Colasoft Capsa.
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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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I can save the traffic and analysis when I want to. Also, it's especially helpful to follow the stream (TCP, UDP, etc.).Setup is very easy. It's also possible to change source code and compile if you want to change something in the code, because it's free.It gives us the ability to pinpoint problems and to communicate network problems with software and hardware vendors.

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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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It needs the ability to follow multiple interfaces for specific traffic from different network zones/virtual networks. It would help to understand how any packet is going through the network.Sometimes I need to use tcpdump when I need to check the packets on CLI.Big trace files (more than 1,000,000 packets) can be slow, but then you can use "TraceWrangler" (also free) to help with slicing and dicing the data.It is not an easy program. You will need to study to use it to its full capabilities (follow a course).

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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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It's free.It is free to download and install. It runs on multiple platforms, so how can you go wrong?

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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.

Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
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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 UniversityComversion, ADP, Talbots
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider26%
Media Company8%
Non Profit7%
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Software R&D Company29%
Transportation Company14%
Retailer14%
Integrator14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Media Company14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School10%
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