Metasploit Framework

Metasploit is a penetration testing platform that enables you to find, exploit, and validate vulnerabilities. It provides the infrastructure, content, and tools to perform penetration tests and extensive security auditing and thanks to the open source community and Rapid7’s own hard working content team, new modules are added on a regular basis, which means that the latest exploit is available to you as soon as it’s published.

Nmap - Network mapping and security auditing

Nmap (Network Mapper) is a free and open source application which is used for network mapping and security auditing. Nmap will sweep network ranges, and port ranges to determine which services are open or responding on ports attached to hosts.


Kali Toolset comes preloaded with Wireshark, one of the world's most popular and most recognisable packet sniffing application which can allow a penetration tester to evaluate a network at a microscopic level. Many businesses the world over recognise the importance of Wireshark and often deem it's use and expertise as paramount in determining appropriate hires for network security positions.