Burp Suite vs OWASP ZAP - Which is Better?

Burp Suite and OWASP ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy) are the most used tools by security professionals while assessing the security of web applications. OWASP ZAP is a free web application security scanner by OWASP while Burp Suite is most used as a proxy tool more than an application security scanner.

How to Download OWASP ZAP

How to Download Burp Suite

In this article, we will discuss the features of Burp Suite and OWASP ZAP. At the end of this article, we will try to find which tool is better.

FeatureBurp Suite Community EditionOWASP ZAPBurp Suite Pro
Web Application ScanningNot AvailableAvailable with basic security vulnerabilitiesAvailable with quality security vulnerabilities
Intercepting FeatureAvailableAvailableAvailable
Fuzzing CapabilitiesAvailableAvailableAvailable
Encoder and DecoderAvailableNot AvailableAvailable
FreePaid Subscription - Advanced Functionality ($399 per year)
DocumentationExtensive documentation availableLittle documentation availableExtensive documentation available
Spider AvailableAvailableAvailable
ExtensionsLess Options AvailableNo provision for enhance functionalityAvailable
CoverageMedium coverageLess coverageExtensive Coverage
False PositiveLessMoreLess
Session Token Entropy AnalysisAvailableNot AvailableAvailable
Comparison FeatureAvailableNot AvailableAvailable

OWASP ZAP Interface

Burp Suite


No doubt, Burp Suite Pro is a better tool compared to OWASP ZAP. If you compare Burp Suite Community Edition and OWASP ZAP, the web application scanning feature is not available in the free version of Burp Suite. Still, most of the other features of Burp Suite make it the best choice for security professionals.

Please comment below which tool you are using for security testing of web applications.

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