Kali Linux vs. Mobile Security Framework (MobSF)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kali Linux
Score 9.4 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
Mobile Security Framework (MobSF)
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Mobile Security Framework (MobSF) is an automated, all-in-one mobile application (Android/iOS/Windows) pen-testing, malware analysis and security assessment framework capable of performing static and dynamic analysis. MobSF support mobile app binaries (APK, IPA & APPX) along with zipped source code and provides REST APIs for integration with CI/CD or DevSecOps pipeline. The Dynamic Analyzer helps you to perform runtime security assessment and interactive instrumented testing.N/A
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Kali LinuxMobile Security Framework (MobSF)
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Enterprises
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Kali LinuxMobile Security Framework (MobSF)
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10.0
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User Testimonials
Kali LinuxMobile Security Framework (MobSF)
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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Open Source
MobSF is good for checking for vulnerabilities in your app. It will also give suggestions on how to address them. Another thing is can do is find code that may be incorrect. It is not, however, a substitute for a system that actually checks your code for proper use. It really is concentrated on security.
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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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Open Source
  • Scan for vulnerabilities
  • Scan for bad coding
  • Give suggestions on fixes for security issues
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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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Open Source
  • The UI is not that user friendly
  • The documentation could be easier to understand
  • An easier method of deploying MobSF would be appreciated
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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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Open Source
In my opinion, MobSF is not as comprehensive as SonarQube. Both, however, do a very good job in scanning your code for vulnerabilities. Both do roughly the same things. The reports of SonarQube are more detailed though. The advantage that MobSF has over SonarQube is the price. One is free while the other is a paid solution (with several tiers). However, we use them together to get a more comprehensive scan.
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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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Open Source
  • It has allowed our apps to pass a security vetting requirement of a third party to deploy our app
  • We can see where we can improve on the development of our app
  • The deployment can take a while, especially with teams not familiar with the software
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