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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

Wireshark

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.
Chase Palmer, CISSP | 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

Wireshark

  • 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.
Jaspreet Singh | 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

Wireshark

  • 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
Mauro Biefeni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kali Linux

No score
No answers yet
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Wireshark

Wireshark 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kali Linux

No score
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Wireshark

Wireshark 9.4
Based on 8 answers
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.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kali Linux

No score
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Wireshark

Wireshark 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Simple and easy setup.
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

Wireshark

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.
Anonymous | 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

Wireshark

  • 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.
Arnab Mukherjee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kali Linux

General

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

Kali Linux Editions & Modules

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Wireshark

General

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

Wireshark Editions & Modules

Edition
WiresharkFree
    Additional Pricing Details

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