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.
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.
|Feature||Burp Suite Community Edition||OWASP ZAP||Burp Suite Pro|
|Web Application Scanning||Not Available||Available with basic security vulnerabilities||Available with quality security vulnerabilities|
|Encoder and Decoder||Available||Not Available||Available|
|Free||Paid Subscription - Advanced Functionality ($399 per year)|
|Documentation||Extensive documentation available||Little documentation available||Extensive documentation available|
|Extensions||Less Options Available||No provision for enhance functionality||Available|
|Coverage||Medium coverage||Less coverage||Extensive Coverage|
|Session Token Entropy Analysis||Available||Not Available||Available|
|Comparison Feature||Available||Not Available||Available|
OWASP ZAP Interface
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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