MobSF gives you piece of mind for a price that can't be beat
Updated December 24, 2022

MobSF gives you piece of mind for a price that can't be beat

Francis de Castro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Mobile Security Framework (MobSF)

We have a staff app that we use to scan and redeem electronic vouchers that our members earn through casino gameplay. This scanning is deployed through payment devices that are managed by a third party. They require that our app pass through a stringent security check. MobSF is one of the few accepted penetration testing software.
  • Scan for vulnerabilities
  • Scan for bad coding
  • Give suggestions on fixes for security issues
  • The UI is not that user friendly
  • The documentation could be easier to understand
  • An easier method of deploying MobSF would be appreciated
  • Security scan of the app code
  • Suggestions on the fixes in the vulnerabilities in the code
  • The detailed downloadable report that it generates after the scan
  • 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
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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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.

Evaluating Mobile Security Framework (MobSF) and Competitors

  • Price
  • Other
MobSF is one of the most accessible Dynamic Application Security Testing tools in terms of price. It's actually free. There's really no excuse not to use it if you need to test your application for security flaws. It is also a great "second opinion" if you use another platform. You can easily compare the results. In our case, this was a requirement for us to submit our app to the platform of our vendor.
If I had to do the evaluation again, I would probably take into account newer features in other Dynamic Application Security Testing tools. I would also do more research into what other companies are using as well. Price is definitely a factor and it's hard to pass this tool up since it is free. This can always be used in conjunction with another.