Software Security & Product Assurance
IT systems are growing increasingly complex and becoming more integrated and interdependent on one another. At the same time, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies are pressurising system developers to ensure that software products and services are available online and on-the-move. With time and money an increasingly precious commodity in competitive marketplaces, software development and deployment happens concurrently and continuously across multiple applications operating within IT ecosystems. Security threats to software are also increasing in sophistication and attackers are more resourceful than ever before.
These pressures require product development and quality assurance to go hand in hand; the best way to develop functional, performant and secure systems is to build from the ground up, continuously assuring functionality, performance and security at every new build stage. This demands agile, efficient, continuous build environments, sophisticated test automation and optimisation, as well as systematic testing of functionality, performance and security – all done in a structured and continuous manner across the software life cycle.
CRITICAL Software’s independent software security and product assurance services help our clients in a number of ways, from meeting their compliance needs to tackling software security challenges, whether for single applications or entire IT ecosystems. We help clients in the following areas:
- Process improvement & gap analysis
- Test automation & optimisation
- Security Testing services
- Source code quality and design verification
- Performance and scalability testing
- Independent software testing
- Test management services
- Continuous build, delivery and test environments
- Application lifecycle management
- Third-party application compliance testing
Our services increase the performance, quality, reliability and security of IT applications. We help to conceive and develop modern IT applications with reliability and security ‘built in’ from day one. We are also able to routinely execute large validation test campaigns without negatively impacting product performance or time-to-market by taking advantage of automated test strategies, tools and frameworks. This helps our clients to more easily reduce the risks associated with regulatory, legal and financial liability, or the loss of brand credibility and revenue that comes with security breaches, product failures and inefficient or inadequate test teams.
Our services are supported by a dedicated, experienced and skilled team holding multiple international certifications that include Advanced ISTQB, Scrum Alliance, CAT and many more. Our delivery unit is rated at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® Level 5, the highest obtainable level, and a roster of quality certifications that include ISO 9001:2008, NATO AQAP 2210 and 2110 and AS 9100.