Snort vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Snort
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Sourcefire developed Snort, an open source intrusion prevention system capable of real-time traffic analysis and packet logging. Snort was acquired (and is now supported) by Cisco in 2013.N/A
PortSwigger Burp Suite
Score 9.2 out of 10
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The Burp Suite, from UK-based alcohol-themed software company PortSwigger Web Security, is an application security and testing solution.N/A
Pricing
SnortPortSwigger Burp Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SnortPortSwigger Burp Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
SnortPortSwigger Burp Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(5 ratings)
10.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
SnortPortSwigger Burp Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
If a colleague was looking to tighten down their network I can easily recommend Snort to them. It gives you some more peace of mind knowing that its always scanning traffic for malicious looking code. Even things your major firewalls and security hardware might miss, Snort has picked up. Its an easy recommendation for me.
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PortSwigger Web Security
Burp Suite is a good general tool to test websites as long as your website is not too large or you have the time for it to complete. We have some websites that only about five to ten minutes for Burp Suite to complete an attack and a spider only takes about two minutes. Other websites have taken a few hours to complete. I have seen a tester actually run Burp Suite against one of our websites and it took all day to complete.
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Pros
Cisco
  • IPS detection.
  • DoS detection.
  • Packet logging.
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PortSwigger Web Security
  • The passive scan feature is really awesome, it kind of covers areas that you might miss.
  • The CSRF POC is really helpful to my team. It helps development team see the issue and understand it.
  • Burp intruder and repeater are the features I myself and my team uses the most as it helps us use our payloads in a variety of different ways.
  • Active scan helps the team to ensure coverage for the whole application.
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Cons
Cisco
  • At times can be unstable with Cisco bugs, require frequent upgrading.
  • FTD images that are being pushed for ASAs are less efficient from an administration standpoint, no CLI.
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PortSwigger Web Security
  • More features to be available for the free/community version to allow more learning
  • Manual updating of plugin without network connectivity
  • More controls with the manual testing with scenario inputs
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Usability
Cisco
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PortSwigger Web Security
Given this tool's wide area of testing functionality for mobile and web applications, it's a great tool to invest in for security testing. Though it lacks documentation to carry out particular vulnerability findings which are very challenging for a new user of this tool
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Support Rating
Cisco
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PortSwigger Web Security
BurpSuite does not have an amazing customer support. All the major help that you will find is from public forums and Google. Although you will find all the required information on Google, still at time professional support helps you solve the problem in much less time and make your operations go smoothly.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
For our organization, the Cisco defense in depth concept works the best. While Cisco can be made to work with other vendors, we have found the best in depth protection by integrating Cisco products for maximum visibility. We had a Barracuda Web Filter, but it was difficult to maintain when you had limited scope on what you could block, so we created a whitelist only setup which required a lot of additional manpower. This wouldn't have covered new threats with DNS spoofing and the like. Sourcefire also integrated with our anti-malware platform (Cisco AMP) for even better visibility on what may be happening on the end users workstation. We are planning on adding in Cisco ISE to complete the approach and possibly stealthwatch to cover our bases in the future. The Palo Alto gear was interesting, but it was priced far out of our range.
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PortSwigger Web Security
The only other tool I use that works like Burp Suite is the OWASP ZAP. It works a lot like Burp but just has a different layout. I prefer how Burp has the tabs for Repeater, Intruder, Decoder, ect.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Being open source, ROI on free is hard to beat for something that works.
  • I believe it greatly enhances the security of my network.
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PortSwigger Web Security
  • Positive impact, time to complete security development stage is decreased.
  • Very positive impact on budgeting for external penetration testing. We can do the bulk of the common testing ourselves now.
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