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We performed a comparison between PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional and Seeker based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The automated scan is what I find most useful because a lot of customers will need it. Not every domain will be looking for complete security, they just need a stamp on the security key. For these kinds of customers, the scan works really well.""The solution scans web applications and supports APIs, which are the main features I really like.""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.""I have found this solution has more plugins than other competitors which is a benefit. You are able to attach different plugins to the security scan to add features. For example, you can check to see if there are any payment systems that exist on a server, or username and password brute force analysis.""Enables automation of different tasks such as authorization testing.""The solution has a limited range of functions, which is good for small companies. This is because, in small companies, websites are less complex. They also have single services which makes the solution good enough for them. However, the most advantageous aspect of the solution is its affordable price.""You can scan any number of applications and it updates its database.""The intercepting feature is the most valuable."

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"A significant advantage of Seeker is that it is an interactive scanner, and we have found it to be much more effective in reducing the amount of false positives than dynamic scanners such as AppScan, Micro Focus Fortify, etc. Furthermore, with Seeker, we are finding more and more valid (i.e. "true") positives over time compared with the dynamic scanners."

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Cons
"If we're running a huge number of scans regularly, it slows down the tool.""The reporting needs to be improved; it is very bad.""I need the solution to be more user-friendly. The solution needs to be user-friendly.""The solution’s pricing could be improved.""The technical support team's response time is mostly delayed and should be improved.""I would like to see the return of the spider mechanism instead of the crawling feature. Burp Suite's earlier version 1.7 had an excellent spider option, and it would be beneficial if Burp incorporated those features into the current version. The crawling techniques used in the current version are not as efficient as those used in earlier versions.""PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional can improve by having more features in the free version for beginners to try.""The biggest drawback is reporting. It's not so good. I can download them, but they're not so informative."

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"One area that Seeker can improve is to make it more customizable. All security scanning tools have a defined set of rules that are based on certain criteria which they will use to detect issues. However, the criteria that you set initially is not something that all applications are going to need."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is a value for money product."
  • "The cost is approximately $500 for a single license, and there are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees."
  • "Our licensing cost is approximately $400 USD per year."
  • "The yearly cost is about $300."
  • "There is no setup cost and the cost of licensing is affordable."
  • "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 are different licenses available that include a free version."
  • "At $400 or $500 per license paid annually, it is a very cheap tool."
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  • "The licensing for Seeker is user-based and for 50 users I believe it costs about $70,000 per year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:OWASP Zap and PortSwigger Burp Suite Pro have many similar features. OWASP Zap has web application scanning available with basic security vulnerabilities while Burp Suite Pro has it available with… more »
    Top Answer:The solution helped us discover vulnerabilities in our applications.
    Top Answer:I rate the pricing a ten out of ten. There are no additional costs associated with the product.
    Top Answer:A significant advantage of Seeker is that it is an interactive scanner, and we have found it to be much more effective in reducing the amount of false positives than dynamic scanners such as AppScan… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing for Seeker is user-based and for 50 users I believe it costs about $70,000 per year.
    Top Answer:One area that Seeker can improve is to make it more customizable. All security scanning tools have a defined set of rules that are based on certain criteria which they will use to detect issues… more »
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    Overview

    Burp Suite Professional, by PortSwigger, is the world’s leading toolkit for web security testing. Over 52,000 users worldwide, across all industries and organization sizes, trust Burp Suite Professional to find more vulnerabilities, faster. With expertly-engineered manual and automated tooling, you're able to test smarter - not harder.

    PortSwigger is the web security company that is enabling the world to secure the web. Over 50,000 security engineers rely on our software and expertise to secure their world.

    Seeker®, interactive application security testing (IAST) solution, gives you unparalleled visibility into your modern web, cloud based and microservices based app security posture. It automatically verifies, prioritizes and reports on critical vulnerabilities in real time. It identifies vulnerability trends against compliance standards (e.g., OWASP Top 10, PCI DSS, GDPR, CAPEC, and CWE/SANS Top 25). Seeker enables security teams to identify and track sensitive data to ensure that it is handled securely and not stored in log files or databases with weak or no encryption. Seeker’s seamless integration into CI/CD workflows enables fast interactive application security testing at DevOps speed.
    Sample Customers
    Google, Amazon, NASA, FedEx, P&G, Salesforce
    El Al Airlines and Société Française du Radiotelephone
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
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    April 2024
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    PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is ranked 5th in Static Application Security Testing (SAST) with 57 reviews while Seeker is ranked 24th in Static Application Security Testing (SAST) with 1 review. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is rated 8.6, while Seeker is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional writes "The solution is versatile and easy to deploy, but it needs to give more detailed security reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Seeker writes "More effective than dynamic scanners, but is missing useful learning capabilities". PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is most compared with OWASP Zap, Fortify WebInspect, Acunetix, HCL AppScan and Qualys Web Application Scanning, whereas Seeker is most compared with Synopsys API Security Testing, Coverity, Contrast Security Assess, Polaris Software Integrity Platform and HCL AppScan.

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