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Likelihood to Recommend

Snort

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PortSwigger Burp Suite

Burp Suite is very well suited for web apps, mobile apps (Android and iOS) & API security testing. It is well suited for the dynamic analysis of these. Even though it can be used for thick client pentesting as well, I would advice other tools for it as configuring Burp Suite for thick client can sometimes be a difficult task.
Abhinav Khanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Snort

  • IPS detection.
  • DoS detection.
  • Packet logging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PortSwigger Burp Suite

  • Burp Suite is fairly quick to perform an attack on a website. I have found it very thorough for the time it takes to run an attack.
  • Burp Suite can spider a website very quickly and it usually finds most of the web pages on a website. Once it has spidered a website, it allows you to not attack any page it found during the scan. This is very useful when there are certain parts of a website you do not want to attack.
  • Burp Suite allow you easily log into a website as the first step in spidering and attacking. This is useful for us since most of our websites require a login before we can scan the internal pages of a website.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Snort

  • 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.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

PortSwigger Burp Suite

  • One gripe I have, and this may be because its built for applications/browsers, is that it doesn't handle other traffic. I would love to see burp move towards a full Man in the middle tool
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Snort

No score
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PortSwigger Burp Suite

PortSwigger Burp Suite 9.9
Based on 2 answers
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
Tejas Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Snort

No score
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PortSwigger Burp Suite

PortSwigger Burp Suite 9.2
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Snort

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.
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

PortSwigger Burp Suite

Burp was getting us more accurate results. This doesn't mean that the other tools are bad. They just didn't suit our company. Since our products had many business logic bases testing requirements, it was hard for other tools to perform. Burp on the other had worked perfectly assisting the tester with required support.
Melvin John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Snort

  • Being open source, ROI on free is hard to beat for something that works.
  • I believe it greatly enhances the security of my network.
Curt Dickman | TrustRadius Reviewer

PortSwigger Burp Suite

  • Limited licenses for every application. It is not cheap
  • Community edition lacking some of the good features
  • Certification and proper training needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Snort

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PortSwigger Burp Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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