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Introduction to Burp Suite – Guide for Burp Suite

In this article, we will discuss what is Burp Suite and the comparison of different versions of the burp suite. This is the first article of our Guide for Burp Suite Series. So let’s get started with the Introduction of the Burp Suite.


Burp or Burp Suite is a graphical tool for testing Web application security. The tool is written in Java and developed by PortSwigger Web Security. It is developed by the company named Portswigger, which is also the alias of its founder Dafydd Stuttard. Burpsuite is a collection of tools bundled into a single suite made for Web Application Security or Penetration testing. It’s a java executable and hence it’s cross-platform. Kali Linux comes with a Burp Suite free edition installed. Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire testing process, from initial mapping and analysis of an application’s attack surface to finding and exploiting security vulnerabilities.
Burpsuite can be used as a basic HTTP proxy to intercept traffic for analysis and playback, a web application security scanner, a tool to perform automated attacks against a web application, a tool to spider an entire website to identify attack surface and a has a plugin API with a ton of third-party addons available. It is the most popular tool among professional web app security researchers and bug bounty hunters. Its ease of use makes it a more suitable choice over free alternatives like OWASP ZAP.
To make proper use of Burp Suite we need to learn about all the tools available in the Burp Suite tool itself. In the upcoming article, We will use the Burp Community version because it is available to everyone at no cost.

Different Burp Suite Editions

Burp Suite is currently available in three editions
  • Community – This is a free version, which is by default installed in Kali Linux.
  • Professional – This is a paid edition. it costs around $399/year.
  • Enterprise – This edition is meant for enterprises. It costs around $3999/year.

Features of Burp Suite Editions

Web Vulnerability Scanner ✓ ✕
Scheduled & repeat scans ✓ ✕ ✕
Unlimited scalability ✓ ✕ ✕
CI integration ✓ ✕ ✕
Advanced manual tools ✕ ✓ ✕
Essential manual tools ✕ ✓ ✓
PriceFrom $3,999 Per Year$399 per user, per yearFree
Congratulations!  finally, you know what is Burp Suite, why we use this tool, and compression between different versions of Burp Suite. In the next part, we will discuss the different tools which are available with Burp Suite.
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Piyush Kumawat

Ethical Hacker || Penetration Tester || Gamer || Blogger || Application Security Engineer

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