August 17, 2011, 3:37 PM

uTest partners with Veracode to enhance its mobile and web security testing

The vendor also debuts localization testing for international sites.

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Software testing services provider uTest Inc. has partnered with risk management application testing vendor Veracode to enhance its security testing for mobile sites and apps, web sites, and desktop software.

UTest maintains a network of 40,000 professional software and web testers in 178 countries, it says. Its clients include 1,000 companies in retail, media, gaming and other industries, uTest reports. UTest runs a client’s mobile commerce site, for example, through a segment of its network of testers and provides the client with the testers’ findings on security vulnerabilities, if any, in various areas, including confidentiality, data integrity and authentication.

With the new partnership, uTest will now offer clients the services of Veracode, which uses automated systems to test the security of mobile and desktop sites and applications.

“The combination of Veracode’s application security verification services with uTest’s software testing solutions offers organizations a more comprehensive approach to mitigating security risks across the software development lifecycle,” says Pamela Cyr, senior vice president of business development and strategic alliances at Veracode.

UTest also has debuted localization testing services for sites and apps targeting international consumers. Tests in its network check whether a site or app successfully handles a targeted country’s language, culture, currency and taxes.

“With professional testers in 178 countries worldwide, uTest can quickly assemble a team of native-speaking testers who live in-market to verify accuracy and context-correctness of content, or conduct complete end-to-end localization testing of an application,” the company says. “The result is applications that are prepared for success in foreign markets; are far more accurate than the available translation tools; and faster and more cost-effective than building an in-house team of linguists or hiring traditional localization services to validate an app.”

UTest launched in 2007 and also offers testing on the functionality and usability of mobile and desktop sites and apps.

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