Core Impacts Pro. Core Impact Pro

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Recently, a text file was discovered on the root of a drive on a server that had been added to the server by a third party. File contained text indicating the group possibly responsible. This incident was reported immediately to the IT supervisor by IT staff on duty. While the incident is being handled currently, this has raised awareness to potential vulnerabilities within the system that will need to be addressed. It is being recommended that the solution is to conduct a penetration test and to perform a vulnerability assessment on the agency 's network. After careful review, the following three tools have been selected as the top candidates for use within the police department Core Impact Pro, Metasploit Pro, and Cobalt Strike. …show more content…
Other items that should be taken into consideration that may impact the desirability of this product by the agency. Taking the price of the software into consideration, the software carries an initial price of $40,000. Standard support for the software is provided for free by the company, while premium support which increases the support times from 12 hours a day 5 days a week to 24 hours a day and 7 days a week is $3,600.
Tool 2 - Metasploit Pro
Metasploit Pro provides the ability to utilize a very large exploit database, conducts saleable tests on a network, and simulate attacks on a network. A penetration testing program that While the program is multi platform, Metasploit Pro was designed initially for a Linux environment. The tool has a learning curve and the user skill level for Metasploit Pro is good for technologically savvy users as well as users who are already familiar with penetration testing.
Metasploit Pro contains a significant number of features such running tests at scale, social engineering campaigns with user tracking, as well as integration of Nexpose for vulnerability testing and tracking. The tool also can generate reports to demonstrate findings as well as sort repots by regulation. System requirements for this tool can be met fairly easily as the minimum requirements are a 2GHz processor, 2GB of
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