Core Impact isn't cheap (be prepared to spend at least $30,000), but it is widely considered to be the most powerful exploitation tool available. It sports a large, regularly updated database of professional exploits, and can do neat tricks like exploiting one machine and then establishing an encrypted tunnel through that machine to reach and exploit other boxes. Other good options include Metasploit and Canvas.
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Hi Joseph, interesting feedback; I would encourage you to look again. The product has come a long way in 12 years. It is now much easier to use, and the agent is polymorphic so generally evades AV.
If you are interested in looking at a recorded demo to see how usable it is (no registration needed) have a look here: https://www.s4apps.com/core-impact-demo/ If you want to try it and see how it works with AV, just register on that page and we will get you a trial.
I've used most pentesting applications and this is by far the best. Metasploit is also a good, i would recommend the framework (pro is good for ease of use). Foundstone is garbage i'd stay away from it.
Nessus is also a really good VA scanner, Nexpose is good as well but for the price it isn't worth the extra money.
I do like that it has that unified approach and pivoting capabilities. However, blended attacks from WebbApp using SQLi to Network, or WebApp DB attack to Phishing is truely amazing. As for the cost, that's no longer an issue when you have the perpetual licensing option. If you're supporting a large enterprise networks, Insight is the way to go!
The tool does what it says but for 20k for a single user license it is greatly over priced. Also the web penetration testing was less that accurate. This is a good tool for a knowledgeable pen tester in a large enterprise environment with time constraints but doesnt really fit in the small to medium markets.