What are the differences between Armitage and Cobalt Strike? Read on for the answer.
Armitage - Fast and Easy Hacking
Armitage is a scriptable red team collaboration tool built on top of the Metasploit Framework. Through Armitage, you may launch scans and exploits, get exploit recommendations, and use the advanced features of the Metasploit Framework's meterpreter. Armitage was originally made for Cyber Defense Exercises, but a lot of penetration testers use Armitage for its collaboration capabilities and its time-saving GUI.
Cobalt Strike - Advanced Threat Tactics
Cobalt Strike is a collection of threat emulation tools that work with the Metasploit Framework. Cobalt Strike helps you get a foothold in a network and quietly keep it. Cobalt Strike's post-exploitation tools help you demonstrate what a sophisticated attacker can do. Cobalt Strike also generates professional reports at the end of your engagements.
Many Cobalt Strike features could work as stand-alone tools. By making Cobalt Strike work with the Metasploit Framework, you get the benefit of seamlessly using all of these capabilities together. As a bonus, Cobalt Strike includes Armitage's GUI and features. If you know Armitage, you'll find Cobalt Strike very easy to learn.
- Anti-virus Evasion
- Auto-exploit Server
- Beacon Payload for Covert Communication
- Browser Pivoting
- Distributed Operations
- DNS Command and Control and Pivoting
- Improved PsExec Workflow
- Listener Management
- Malleable Command and Control
- Social Engineering Packages
- Smart Applet Attacks
- Spear Phishing
- System Profiler
- VNC Integration
- VPN Pivoting
- Website Clone Tool