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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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2424 Answers

Mouli Siramdasu - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20MSP

I’m not aware of the pricing side of things. It might have been paid monthly, however, I don’t know much more than that.

reviewer1871559 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

I don't deal with any aspect of the licensing at this time. I can't speak to the exact pricing.

Prasenjit Roy - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

They should reduce the license cost a little bit. It is $400 per user, and it would be better if they could reduce the licensing fee.

Nirosh Anda - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

For a country such as Sri Lanka, the pricing is not reasonable.

Nagaraj Sheshachalam - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's a budget-based tool, and it's a pretty decent budget tool for the mid-version of the application. It's a lower priced tool that we can rely on with good standard mechanisms. We have a yearly license.

reviewer1552449 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The price for the solution is expensive and could be cheaper. We pay an annual license and our team has several of them.

reviewer1526550 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Burp Suite provides different licenses. They have open-source free-to-use licenses, which can be used by anyone. Then, they have a standalone license that, as a security professional, you can use. They have their Enterprise version as well. I use the professional version. Initially, when we were using Burp Suite, I hardly remember the version we started at. The actual costs vary from country to country, however, I would say it's cheaper if you compare it to other DAST solutions and tools. Compared to other web applications assessment tools Burp suite is a solid tool for web based penetration testing for a reasonable price.

reviewer1508730 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The pricing of the solution is quite high. Costs are based on their subscription model. The pricing affects whether a client will engage with me and the solution or not. It could be a deal-breaker. Budgets are often tight.

reviewer1293489 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It is expensive for us in Brazil because the currency exchange rate from a dollar to a Brazilian Real is quite steep.

reviewer1471662 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We are using the community version, which is free.

reviewer1458246 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It has a yearly license. I am satisfied with its price.

Saminda Jayawardene - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's a very unique way of pricing. It varies depending on the type of testing you are performing. Manual testing is expensive, but as we don't have another option, it seems to be fair.

reviewer1110963 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

I believe the price is good where it's at right now. They have a very competitive price point although recently they've been incrementally increasing in price. It's still competitive.

Ashutosh Barot - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20LeaderboardReal User

PortSwigger is reasonably-priced. It's fair.

SivaPrakash - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

PortSwigger Burp costs around $7,000 and around $2,309 for licensing.

Shrey Sethi - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20LeaderboardReal User

At $400 or $500 per license paid annually, it is a very cheap tool.

reviewer1223976 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

There are different licenses available that include a free version.

reviewer1170114 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It costs 39,000 including taxes per year.

CyberSecAn08987 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Licensing is paid on a yearly basis. The yearly cost is about $300.

Vijayanathan Naganathan - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Licensing costs are about $450/year for one use. For larger organizations, they would be able to test against multiple applications simultaneously while others might have multiple versions of applications which needs to be tested which is why there is an enterprise edition. We might have more than five to six people in the organizations doing security testing. You can give full-base access to them and control who uses your licenses. It depends on the stream of projects, business pipeline that I get, but security is not something that done all throughout the year. We get it in cycles. We pace it in such a way that from our different customers that we work with, we actually have one project running throughout the year. I might do a project for Client X during the month of let's say January to February. Then for another client, I might have something lined up for April to May. So with a single license, I am able to maximize the usage very well.

reviewer1139067 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

There is no setup cost and the cost of licensing is affordable.

reviewer939417 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10LeaderboardReal User

Our licensing cost is approximately $400 USD per year. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

it_user787785 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The cost is approximately $500 for a single license, and there are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees.

Securitydbe0 - PeerSpot reviewer

My only advice for anyone looking for a personal use case for testing Web application security is this is a good option.

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