When it comes to vulnerability verification, penetration testers often have an array of tools at their disposal. Metasploit Community Edition provides us with a graphical user interface (GUI) that simplifies network discovery and vulnerability verification for specific exploits, increasing the effectiveness of vulnerability scanners such as Nessus, Nexpose, and so forth.
Metasploit Community Edition enables us to:
As the name suggests, this is the commercial version of Metasploit and requires a valid license. The difference between Metasploit Community Edition and Metasploit Pro can be best illustrated by the following diagram:
Clearly, Metasploit Pro has additional features such as Social Engineering, Web App Scanning, IDS/IPS evasion, superior reporting capabilities, and so forth.
The activation process is quite simple, so let us walk through it together: