Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with PortSwigger Burp.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The interface for the automatic scan can be improved because it is easy for technical users, but the business users have trouble with it. There is documentation but the interface should be more user-friendly. There should be a heads up display like the one available in OWASP Zap. I think that it would be a very good addition.
The Burp Collaborator needs improvement. There also needs to be improved integration.
The solution isn't too stable. The fundamentals of it make it difficult to use. Sometimes it takes me to other applications that are being run. The scalability capabilities of the solution could be improved.
The biggest drawback is reporting. It's not so good. I can download reports, but they're not so informative. For example, they are providing very good information about vulnerabilities, but when you are scanning the whole pathway, we want to see information like percentages, how much is finishing, and how much it is not, etc. If the scan fails, they should tell us when or how it stopped, if it failed, why it has failed, and how to avoid something like this from happening again. They need something more in-depth and more technical. I would like to have some more features, which I can play around with. It's not so flexible.
The number of false positives needs to be reduced on the solution. I'm not sure whether some features need to be added because the product has a specific toolset, and if I do need some additional features, currently I get them in different security products. The solution, however, could better integrate with various other tools.
In the earlier versions what we saw was that the REST API was something that needed to be improved upon but I think that has come in the new edition when I was reading through the release offset available. There is a certain amount of lead time for the tickets to get resolved. The biggest improvement that I would like to see from PortSwigger is what many people see as a need in their security testing that coudl be priortized and developed as a feature which can be useful. For example, if they're able to take these kinds of requests, group them, prioritize and show this is how the correct code path is going to be in the future, this is what we're going to focus around in building in the next six months or so. That could be something that will be really valuable for testers to have.
The Auto Scanning features should be updated more frequently and should include the latest attack vectors. It would be really helpful if the issue details contained example recommendations on how to fix the issues identified, or perhaps point to external recommendations for reference.
I would like to see a more optimized solution, as it currently uses a lot of CPU power and memory. Sometimes, the application is blocking. The reporting also needs improvement. Specifically, if there is an issue that exists on many pages, then I do not want to see the same thing repeated many times throughout the report. Rather, it should be pointed out as a global error, and only shown the one time. In the next version, I would like an option to scan the environment where the application is installed. I would also like a better cryptographic study, with more controls.
The scanner and crawler need to be improved.
There is a lot to this product, and it would be good if when you purchase the tool, they can provide us with a more extensive user manual. This would help us to better understand the product, and we would not need to buy a separate book. In the next release, I want to see it more interactive and have more multitasking with some faster features. Sometimes scanning takes a long time, so they need to add more tricks to reduce the time spent in security testing.
The product is very good just the way it is; It has everything already well established and functions great. I can't see any way for this current version to be improved.
I would like to know if nowadays (2021) the license of Burp Suite Pro is worth the cost. Is it a good option to use OWASP Zap instead for testing security in web applications?
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