Kali Linux vs. Mandiant Advantage Security Validation

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kali Linux
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Kali Linux is an open source, advanced penetration testing platform supported by Offensive Security headquartered in New York.N/A
Mandiant Advantage Security Validation
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Since 2004, Mandiant has been a partner to security-conscious organizations. Mandiant’s approach helps organizations develop more effective and efficient cyber security programs and instills confidence in their readiness to defend against and respond to cyber threats.N/A
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
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7.9
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Likelihood to Renew
7.3
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Usability
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8.2
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Ease of integration
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9.1
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User Testimonials
Kali LinuxMandiant Advantage Security Validation
Likelihood to Recommend
Offensive Security
Kali is quite honestly appropriate for use on a Test Lab, a Virtual Machine, it will even run on a Raspberry Pi. It is the most popular tool used in most all training courses. It can be uses in home labs, work labs and production environments to perform real life scans for vulnerabilities among other things. It is the most popular tool for Cybersecurity tool.
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Mandiant
Mandiant Advantage Security Validation, designed by Mandiant company, can automate a testing program to give us authetic and real world data on how our security controls are effectively working / performing. This solution provides trusted evidence on how well our security controls work against threats targeting our organization. This enables security teams to emulate real attack behaviors against security controls authentically throughout the attack lifecycle and the entire security stack.
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Pros
Offensive Security
  • Provides high security.
  • Does great job with penetration testing.
  • Has good number of testing tools with in.
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Mandiant
  • Network visibility
  • Scaling
  • Threat Intel
  • Monitoring
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Cons
Offensive Security
  • Usage wise, it is tough for use by beginners. Can be improved.
  • With Kali Linux have noticed driver related issues especially with Nvidia graphics cards.
  • Kali Linux can be improved for use as a day to day OS.
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Mandiant
  • Quite hard to implement alongside existing security tools
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Usability
Offensive Security
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Mandiant
The product is easy to use, it is a useful tool, and has good support.
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Alternatives Considered
Offensive Security
The hard feature to be beat Kali with is the amount of preinstalled tools. I.e. Ubuntu is great but you would have to install each and every tool separately
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Mandiant
There are many parameters which are the differentiator between mandiant and Cymulate but some of the key differentitors are listed below: 1) Manpower costs are less and justified as compared to Cymulate 2) Better technologies innovation 3) Good reputation in market 4) Good cummulative man hour experience Also, they are in the market from last 20 years and they have a huge client base.
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Return on Investment
Offensive Security
  • Till now Kali Linux have not made a single penny negative impact on our companies business , its so powerful and useful at the same time for our company.
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Mandiant
  • High ROI
  • Great visibility
  • Resource Intensive
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Mandiant Advantage Security Validation Screenshots

Screenshot of SECURITY VALIDATION PLATFORM - Visualize and generate performance data on how security controls across  people, process and technologies respond to active adversary attacksScreenshot of Threat Actor Assurance Dashboard- Visualize how your security controls perform against real threat actor TTPs by operationalizing threat intelligence source.