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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Wireshark is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Kali Linux

91%
3 Ratings
9.4

Wireshark

94%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

Kali Linux

73%
1 Rating
10.0

Wireshark

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Kali Linux

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Kali Linux

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Kali Linux

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Offensive Security

Kali Linux is especially well suited in environments where high security is needed for your custom developed applications. This is well suited for offensive testing your high security in house developed applications. It is also very good for doing penetration testing on in house developed applications and safe guarding them from external attackers. Kali Linux is tough for use as a day to day Linux operating system as this was never intended to be used by beginners and occasional Linux users.
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Open Source

I don't know of any other tool that works as well as Wireshark for packet capture an inspection. It's extremely easy to get up and running, and even with little to no knowledge of how to use the tool, you can be looking at all the traffic coming off a network interface.
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Pros

Offensive Security

  • Port analyses
  • Hosting any website
  • Using system as a proxy server
  • More secure than Windows
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Open Source

  • Light-weight software - Does not require high end specifications; also runs smoothly on Legacy systems
  • Filter function - Lets you filter you packets from thousands to tens so as to find your target much easily
  • Simultaneous capturing on all the network adapters - You can capture packets from all the Network Interface Cards (NIC's) at once.
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Cons

Offensive Security

  • Support for forensic
  • Network vulnerabilities
  • Windows support
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Open Source

  • A more user-friendly interface would be nice, but then again it is not really designed for those who are not quite comfortable with this type of software.
  • Changes to functionality on updates - this can sometimes happen unexpectedly and can be an annoyance.
  • More powerful data processing would be welcomed
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Pricing Details

Kali Linux

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Kali Linux editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Wireshark

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Wireshark editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    WiresharkFree1

    Footnotes

    1. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Offensive Security

    No answers on this topic

    Open Source

    I give Wireshark a 10 for usability because it is very usable. Just about anyone can capture packets within a few seconds of opening the program. The analysis is a science but as far as just using Wireshark; it's very easy.
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    Support Rating

    Offensive Security

    No answers on this topic

    Open Source

    I don't believe Wireshark has "true" support as the software is open source. However, there is an active & friendly community around Wireshark that are more than happy to help answer questions. From a comprehensive Wiki and FAQ section on the site to the Ask a Question forum and bug tracker section, there's plenty of support options to make sure your questions and issues are addressed.
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    Implementation Rating

    Offensive Security

    No answers on this topic

    Open Source

    Simple and easy setup.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Offensive Security

    As Parrot security OS is relatively new to the game, Kali Linux has an edge as it is in the market since 2013. Kali Linux has an advantage that it is opensource and has good back end technical support by open source developers worldwide. Also Parrot security OS is based on cloud environments and Kali Linux OS is made to run in house.
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    Open Source

    Wireshark is a free tool that came highly recommended by one of our former network security consultants. Using the tool he was able to resolve all of our higher tier network tickets, so we observed first hand why we needed to add Wireshark into our toolset. We received in-depth instruction and training scenarios that demonstrated the effectiveness and power of the product, so we didn't spend any time reviewing competing products.
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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 is Easy to Use and Setup is very Easy
    • The data captured can be shared with different teams for further troubleshooting and working on a resolution to the issue.
    • Easy to Analyze the data, create own filters with easy to use expressions.
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