Frontline Vulnerability Manager (Frontline VM™), Core Impact, and Cobalt Strike are three powerful security tools that evaluate the security of their environments in order to better identify security vulnerabilities and predict their potential impact. Though they all share the same goal of proactively assessing risk, they are still distinct tools with distinguishing features that establish their own unique position in a vulnerability management program.
Frontline VM is a SaaS vulnerability management solution, mostly used for performing intelligent network scanning. Core Impact is a penetration testing tool, typically used for exploitation and lateral movements in various environments. Lastly, Cobalt Strike is threat emulation software, primarily used to simulate adversarial post-exploitation scenarios, and to support Red Teams operations.
This document provides an overview of the key functionalities of each of these tools and how they can be used together to amplify your security testing efforts.