Compare PortSwigger Burp vs. WebInspect

PortSwigger Burp is ranked 3rd in Application Security Testing (AST) with 11 reviews while WebInspect is ranked 12th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 7 reviews. PortSwigger Burp is rated 8.2, while WebInspect is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of PortSwigger Burp writes "Great design, excellent features like Intruder, Repeater, Decoder with plenty of plug-ins from community forums". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WebInspect writes "Great centralized dashboard but is a bit overpriced". PortSwigger Burp is most compared with OWASP Zap, HCL AppScan, Tenable.io Web Application Scanning, w3af and Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner, whereas WebInspect is most compared with HCL AppScan, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, OWASP Zap, Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner and Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner. See our PortSwigger Burp vs. WebInspect report.
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Veracode's cloud-based approach, coupled with the appliance that lets us use Veracode to scan internal-only web applications, has provided a seamless, always-up-to-date application security scanning solution.The source composition analysis component is great because it gives our developers some comfort in using new libraries.Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.Veracode is a valuable tool in our secure SDLC process.We used it for performing security checks. We have many Java applications and Android applications. Essentially it was used for checking the security validations for compliance purposes.I have used this solution in multiple projects for vulnerability testing and finding security leaks within the code.The most valuable feature comes from the fact that it is cloud-based, and I can scale up without having to worry about any other infrastructure needs.We are using the Veracode tools to expose the engineers to the security vulnerabilities that were introduced with the new features, i.e. a lot faster or sooner in the development life cycle.

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The most valuable features are Burp Intruder and Burp Scanner.The most valuable feature is the application security. It also has a reasonable price.The way they do the research and they keep their profile up to date is great. They identify vulnerabilities and update them immediately.The suite testing models are very good. It's very secure.Once I capture the proxy, I'm able to transfer across. All the requested information is there. I can send across the request to what we call a repeater, where I get to ready the payload that I send to the application. Put in malicious content and then see if it's responding to it.BurpSuite helps us to identify and fix silly mistakes that are sometimes introduced by our developers in their coding.The Spider is the most useful feature. It helps to analyze the entire web application, and it finds all the passes and offers an automated identification of security issues.Some of the extensions, available using Burp Extender, are also very good and we have found issues by using them.

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The accuracy of its scans is great.The user interface is ok and it is very simple to use.The most valuable feature is the static analysis.It is scalable and very easy to use.It's a well-known platform for doing dynamic application scanning.I've found the centralized dashboard the most valuable. For the management, it helps a lot to have abilities at the central level.Technical support has been good.

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One feature I would like would be more selectivity in email alerts. While I like getting these, I would like to be able to be more granular in which ones I receive.I think for us the biggest improvement would be to have an indicator when there's something wrong with a scan.Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apkIt needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.One of the things that we have from a reporting point of view, is that we would love to see a graphical report. If you look through a report for something that has come back from Veracode, it takes a whole lot of time to just go through all the pages of the code to figure out exactly what it says. We know certain areas don’t have the greatest security features but those are usually minor and we don’t want to see those types of notifications.Ideally, I would like better reporting that gives me a more concise and accurate description of what my pain points are, and how to get to them.I would like to see expanded coverage for supporting more platforms, frameworks, and languages.Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.

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There should be a heads up display like the one available in OWASP Zap.The Burp Collaborator needs improvement. There also needs to be improved integration.The biggest drawback is reporting. It's not so good. I can download them, but they're not so informative.The solution doesn't offer very good scalability.The biggest improvement that I would like to see from PortSwigger that today many people see as an issue in their testing. There might be a feature which might be desired.The Auto Scanning features should be updated more frequently and should include the latest attack vectors.The number of false positives need to be reduced on the solution.I would like to see a more optimized solution, as it currently uses a lot of CPU power and memory.

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Our biggest complaint about this product is that it freezes up, and literally doesn't work for us.It took us between eight and ten hours to scan an entire site, which is somewhat slow and something that I think can be improved.Creating reports is very slow and it is something that should be improved.The installation could be a bit easier. Usually it's simple to use, but the installation is painful and a bit laborious and complex.The solution needs better integration with Microsoft's Azure Cloud or an extension of Azure DevOps. In fact, it should better integrate with any cloud provider. Right now, it's quite difficult to integrate with that solution, from the cloud perspective.I'm not sure licensing, but on the pricing, it's a bit costly. It's a bit overpriced. Though it is an enterprise tool, there are other tools also with similar functionalities.The initial setup was complex.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
For the value we get out of it, coupled with the live defect review sessions, we find it an effective value for the money. We are a larger organization.They have just streamlined the licensing and they have a number of flexible options available, so overall it is quite good, albeit pricey.They just changed their pricing model two weeks ago. They went from a per-app license to a per-megabyte license. I know that the dynamic scan was $500 per app. Static analysis was about $4500 yearly. The license is only for the number of users, it doesn't matter what data you put in there. That was the old model. I do not know how the new model works.Veracode has been fair. We use their SaaS solution and it's just an annual subscription.No issues, the pricing seems reasonable.

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There are different licenses available that include a free version.Licensing costs are about $450/year for one use. For larger organizations, they're able to test against multiple applications while simultaneously others might have multiple versions of applications which needs to be tested which is why we have the enterprise edition.There is no setup cost and the cost of licensing is affordable.The yearly cost is about $300.Our licensing cost is approximately $400 USD per year.The cost is approximately $500 for a single license, and there are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees.

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Our licensing is such that you can only run one scan at a time, which is inconvenient.The pricing is not clear and while it is not high, it is difficult to understand.

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Overview

Veracode covers all your Application Security needs in one solution through a combination of five analysis types; static analysis, dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, interactive application security testing, and penetration testing. Unlike on-premise solutions that are hard to scale and focused on finding rather than fixing, Veracode comprises a unique combination of SaaS technology and on-demand expertise that enables DevSecOps through integration with your pipeline, and empowers developers to find and fix security defects.

Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire testing process, from initial mapping and analysis of an application's attack surface, through to finding and exploiting security vulnerabilities.

Most enterprises rely heavily on the Web to conduct their normal operations, whether providing services, a mechanism for retail sales, or a host of other functions. Yet, most still struggle with efficiently managing their application security risks. For one thing, they need solutions of scale that can be used to manage thousands of active sites and assessments while also tracking discovered vulnerabilities, retesting procedures, and more. They need to perform repeated security tests to address compliance with regulations, legislation, and internal security policies and also see how their risk posture has changed over time. The enterprises have to protect their data, brand, and bottom line from the harsh impacts of what successful vulnerability exploitation could bring. Micro Focus WebInspect Enterprise enables organizations to solve these security problems quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.
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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerMaven Security Consulting, OWASP Italy, Penetration Testing FirmAaron's
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm34%
Insurance Company14%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
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Computer Software Company40%
Media Company12%
Comms Service Provider11%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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Computer Software Company52%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government10%
Media Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
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