Round-up: Company News

SmartBear and Cognizant announce strategic partnership, technology firm releases new security tool and more.

SmartBear and Cognizant announce alliance

The US testing software provider SmartBear Software and NASDAQ-listed consultancy Cognizant Technology Solutions have announced a strategic partnership. According to SmartBear, the companies hoped to combine SmartBear’s test automation and API quality tools with Cognizant’s delivery expertise to provide faster time to market for customers.

Tricentis will integrate test tools with Accenture IT services

Consultancy firm Accenture and Austrian technology company Tricentis have announced a strategic partnership under which they will integrate the Tricentis Tosca Testsuite with Accenture’s application testing services. The alliance will facilitate testing across multiple platforms and speed up software delivery times with a jointly developed plug-in, the companies said.

The Tosca Testsuite uses model-based test automation and a test case design approach, which encompass risk-based testing, test data management, provisioning and service virtualisation. Accenture has developed a testing repository of more than 75,000 test scenarios, scripts and conditions across 33 industries. Through a jointly developed add-in, these reusable test components can be easily imported into the Tricentis Tosca Testsuite.

Kishore Durg, managing director and global testing lead for Accenture, said that he hoped to: “break the boundaries between service and tool providers, ensuring seamless collaboration so that clients can take advantage of end-to-end touchless test automation capabilities.”

Tasktop will help testers integrate HPE test management tools

Canadian software provider Tasktop will integrate HPE’s recently released Application Lifecycle Management Octane solution with HPE ALM/Quality Center (HPE ALM/QC). HPE Octane facilitates DevOps and helps automate testing.

Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop, said that running the two HPE tools in parallel will help with the software adoption process and connect the entire software development and delivery lifecycles.

Tasktop will also let users integrate ALM Octane with other tools that Tasktop supports, including tools for requirements management, project portfolio management, change management, issue trackers, tools for continuous integration, build and release management, and more, he said. “Our goal is to support our customers’ Agile and DevOps transformations,” said Kersten.

Synopsys releases cyber security testing tool

UK-based technology firm Synopsys announced the release of Seeker 3.8, a runtime security analysis solution. The tool searches web application code and data flows using a technique known as an Interactive Application Security Testing to detect security vulnerabilities and provide fixes.

Seeker 3.8 can also integrate with Synopsys’ Protecode Supply Chain (SC) technology in order to detect known vulnerabilities in web applications’ open source and third-party software components.

Andreas Kuehlmann, senior vice president and general manager of Synopsys’ software integrity group said that the integration of third-party components with applications made created a demand for more sophisticated security testing tools. “Modern web applications depend on an increasingly vast and complex supply chain of open source and third-party software components. There are thousands of known vulnerabilities that affect commonly used components, and they represent low-hanging fruit for attackers.”

Seeker 3.8 also supports MongoDB and PHP 7, which lets it scan a wider range of web applications and services.

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