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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kali Linux

The Kali [Linux] is not a cup of tea for everyone and not well suited for personal computer hence I recommend only relevant people in my organization and other contacts to prefer it for management and monitoring of information security, network security and penetration testing. I also recommend the mobile developers of organization to use it for reverse engineering of APK files to learn advance development methodologies.
Fahad Khalil | 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

Kali Linux

  • Provides high security.
  • Does great job with penetration testing.
  • Has good number of testing tools with in.
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

Kali Linux

  • To make the Graphical interface more interactive, because Linux distros are more tend to be used in CLI.
Om Khard | 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

Kali Linux

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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

Kali Linux

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PortSwigger Burp Suite

PortSwigger Burp Suite 9.0
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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

Kali Linux

Different suite of tools and need of specialists to be familiar with the tools to use the best features. Most of the users will be familiar with Kali Linux compared with Blackbox. But easy to switch between the two and is more to complement with each other on the areas needed to be tested.
Anonymous | 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

Kali Linux

  • No license cost
  • Assurance of information security
  • Assurance of network security
  • Consists several hundred very powerful tools
  • Helps to learn advance development methodologies
Fahad Khalil | 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

Kali Linux

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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