PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional Primary Use Case

Director - Head of Delivery Services at Ticking Minds Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd

Clients come to me for an assessment of their web applications to see the risks that they are facing with their applications. They want to ensure that their application is free of being manipulated and also secure, so they reach out to us to do vulnerability assessment and application penetration testing. We make use of PortSwigger's BurpSuite tool carry this out. We look at it more from an application standpoint, what common vulnerabilities there are like the top 10 OWASP vulnerabilities like Injection(OS/SQL/CMD), broken authentication, session management, cross site request forgery, unvalidated redirects/forwards, etc. Those are the primary uses we make use for this tool.

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Lead Security Architect at SITA

It's an individual tool that security professionals use for their manual pen-testing. We use it for capturing the traffic, intercepting the traffic between the browser and the application. We try to manipulate the applications, the traffic so that whatever input that is accepted by the application is sanitized and validated. We try to analyze the application for input validation. All inputs are handled correctly.

Another use case is having a scanner module built-in where you can browse the entire application. The scanner can continuously scan the application for vulnerabilities based on OWASP Top 10 standards. Likewise, you can come to know what vulnerabilities are in the application. Later, you can go through the vulnerabilities one by one and triage them.  

There are many different modules in Burp Suite. We have a comparator module where you can compare the request and response. You have the Repeater module where you can repeat the sequences. They can be used for other test use cases such as doing disciplinary attacks or brute force attacks on the applications. 

Basically, there are a wide variety of use cases and applications.

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Founder and Director at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees

We primarily use the solution for security testing - specifically for web-application security. 

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NC
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We use the solution for scanning our in-house external facing website.

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Compliance Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We're a software development company. We specialize in ensuring application security for our customers. For each and every application we release, we issue a certificate explaining that the application is up to date and that all security testing has been successfully completed. In that certificate, we also mention that PortSwigger is one of the tools that we used to test the application.

Presently, we have three users. In the future, regarding product testing, I am thinking of hiring another two people, which will make us a team of five. Currently, we're releasing a lot of applications. 

Primarily we have three users, but keep in mind, we only have a single environment, which we need to improve and expand. 

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Senior Test Engineer II at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

Our use cases are to identify the vulnerabilities of OAST and the other applications we are using. 

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MM
Cyber Security Specialist at a university with 10,001+ employees

This is a solution for which I provide services to our customers and I also use it personally.

As part of our organization, we build internal applications. Before they are put into production, we run a suite of security tests to ensure that our applications are not vulnerable to any known issues. We use PortSwigger Burp for testing, as well as OSASP Zap. We do similar tests in multiple tools to make sure that we cover the entire set of use cases.

I have this solution deployed as one user on a single machine, which is used by a designated security tester.

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User

We use this solution for the security assessment of web applications before their release to the internet. The security assessment team uses this product to identify vulnerabilities and vulnerable code that developers may introduce. We host all of the beta applications in our internal web servers and then the security team starts assessments when the development freezes.

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Penetration Tester at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I am a penetration tester at my company and PortSwigger Burp is one of the products that I use in this capacity. It is a manual testing penetration tool.

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KM
IT Security Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I'm a junior cybersecurity analyst, and I'm helping the seniors to do some testing. Meanwhile, I'm also getting trained with the tool. I mostly use it for vulnerable apps assessment and some auditing. Other analysts use it for penetration testing.

We are using the latest version. We downloaded it three days ago.

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YC
Security consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The primary use case is generally for security compliance on web applications. We provide services to our customers with Burp both on-prem and on cloud. I'm a solutions consultant and we are customers of PortSwigger Burp. 

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Lead Cyber Security engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We use PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional for security testing and for doing vulnerability scanning mechanisms.

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NC
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

There are three versions and we are using all three - community, professional and enterprise. We use the community and professional versions on premises and the enterprise version is on cloud. I'm an IT Manager. 

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President & Owner at Aydayev's Investment Business Group

I was working in internet banking in the Middle East and we used Zap for light testing and we used Burp Suite for more deep protocol and package review of the security.

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RO
Cyber Security Analyst at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

The primary use case is security for the development lifecycle. We use the application for security testing.

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AG
Cyber Security Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are an auditing company. We use this solution for auditing purposes for the infrastructure of our customers.

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SD
Lead Software Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We use this solution when we develop any of our software applications and host it with the website for external clients. All of the applications go through the vulnerability scanner.

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Security Researcher at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

We used this solution as a proxy. It's a software that intercepts HTTP requests. You can modify them on your system for testing web applications.

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AR
AVP - Software Quality Assurance at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Currently, we're trying to import the solution to implement it to other applications for our website. So far, it's been fantastic.

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AK
Application Security Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is the standard in application penetration testing and this is what we use it for.

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