Burpsuite vs Invicti

Pallavi Vishwakarma
July 2, 2023

Burp Suite and Invicti are two popular application scanners used by security professionals to identify vulnerabilities in web applications. While both tools share some similarities, they also have distinct differences that set them apart. In this blog post, we will compare Burp Suite and Invicti to help you choose the tool that best fits your needs.

Is Burpsuite any good?

Burp Suite is a popular and widely-used web application scanner that is trusted by security professionals around the world. 

  • Burp Suite's automated scanning capabilities allow users to quickly and easily identify vulnerabilities in web applications
  • Burp Suite also provides manual testing capabilities, allowing users to explore web applications in-depth and identify vulnerabilities that automated scans may have missed.
  • The tool can also be used as a proxy between the user and the web application being tested, allowing users to intercept and modify requests and responses. This can be useful for testing the security of input validation and output encoding.

Based on the verified Burpsuite reviews on platforms like G2 and Capterra, people tend to use them for web application penetration testing. Does Burpsuite do a good job? Depends on who you ask.

While some reviews are positive, some Burpsuite customers say that the document doesn't tell you how to test a variety of vulnerabilities which is a very difficult thing if someone is very new to this tool.

What about Invicti then

Invicti, formerly known as Acunetix, is another popular web application scanner that is widely used by security professionals. Like Burp Suite, Invicti provides both automated scanning and manual testing capabilities. However, Invicti's focus is primarily on automated scanning, and it provides a wide range of scanning options to suit different testing needs.

Invicti provides a range of scanning options, including crawling, authenticated scanning, and incremental scanning. This allows users to tailor their scans to the specific needs of their applications.

If you read what customers say about Invicti, you'll see that most of them like the feature that they provide different levels of vulnerability reports.

But in recent Invicti G2 reviews, we see customers complain about the GUI, High CPU usage if the website have a firewall.

Which one should you pick?

Choosing between Burp Suite and Invicti largely depends on your specific needs and preferences. If you require a tool that provides comprehensive manual testing capabilities, then Burp Suite may be the better choice. On the other hand, if you primarily require automated scanning capabilities, then Invicti may be the better option.

Ultimately, both tools are highly capable and provide a wide range of features that are useful for identifying vulnerabilities in web applications. It is worth noting that many security professionals use both tools in their testing workflows, as each tool has its strengths and weaknesses.

Regardless of which tool you choose, it is essential to have an effective and reliable application scanner as part of your cybersecurity strategy to ensure the security and integrity of your web applications.

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