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Core Impact

Penetration Testing Software

Simple enough for your first test, powerful enough for the rest.


Core Impact is a powerful penetration testing platform designed to enable security teams to conduct advanced tests with ease. With guided automation and certified exploits, you can safely test your environment using the same techniques as today’s adversaries.


rapid penetration testing

Rapid Penetration Testing

Use automated Rapid Penetration Tests (RPTs) to discover, test, and report in just a few simple steps.

core certified exploits

Core Certified Exploits

Test with confidence using a trusted platform designed and supported by experts for more than 20 years.

centralized toolset

Centralized Toolset

Gather information, exploit systems, and generate reports, all in one place.

Running a penetration test used to be very risky, but now with Core Impact the testing and penetration processes are safer and more manageable. Also, Core Impact made my team and me more efficient, reducing our testing time from days to just minutes a week.
Major Airline Carrier
United States
The beauty of Core Impact is how dynamic it is; it has so many canned modules, but if I want to modify or create my own modules and take the test a step further I can. There’s also the issue of testing safely. With some testing products you can’t predict what might happen after you run a particular exploit, but with Core Impact you can, and you know that when you’re done testing everything will be removed.
Government Lab
United States
Proving the presence of a security hole through penetration testing demonstrates the problem in the most direct way possible and Core Impact has been very useful to the university in providing us with the means to more quickly and reliably validate vulnerabilities across our systems and applications.
Large Midwestern University
United States

Key Features

Multi-Vector Testing Capabilities

uncover vulnerabilities

Utilize multi-vector testing capabilities to assess defensive technologies’ ability to identify vulnerabilities, stop attacks, and enable you to immediately remediate risks.

Strategic Automation

skill level end user

Core Impact's Rapid Penetration Tests (RPTs) are accessible automations designed to automate time consuming and repetitive tasks. RPTs help optimize the use of your security resources by simplifying processes, maximizing efficiency, and enabling pen testers to focus on more complex issues.

Certified Exploits

core impact library

Leverage our professionally written and validated exploit library for real-world testing capabilities. This stable library of commercial-grade exploits has real-time updates of new penetration testing exploits and tests for additional platforms as they become available.

Extensive, customizable reporting


Comprehensive reporting capabilities can be used to validate compliance with industry regulations.

Leave no trace

leave no trace

Enable programmable self-destruct capabilities for agents at different levels (product, workspace, module/RPT). This means no agent is left behind after testing to drain resources or be used as a potential backdoor for attackers.

Ready to get started?

See for yourself how Core Impact works with a free trial.