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August 15, 2011 08:02 ET

uTest Expands Into Localization & Security Testing, Creates the First End-to-End Suite of Crowdsourced Software Testing Services

Additionally, uTest and Veracode Ink Partnership to Join Forces on Security Testing, Maximizing Companies' Protection Against Application Security Threats

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - uTest, the world's largest marketplace for software testing services, today announced that it is expanding to offer security and localization testing services. This move creates the first end-to-end suite of testing services for web, desktop or mobile applications. uTest's services -- which previously included functional, usability and load testing -- now offer a single source for companies' testing needs across the entire software development lifecycle.

More than 1,000 social, gaming, retail and software companies turn to uTest and its community of 43,000 professional testers from 178 countries. The company integrates tightly to their internal QA team and processes to deliver real-world testing results. Today's announcement comes as a direct result of these customers pulling uTest into new areas of testing.

"After completing thousands of testing projects for our customers, uTest has evolved into a 'one stop shop' for real-world testing across the entire software development lifecycle," said uTest CEO, Doron Reuveni. "With our diverse community of testers, performance engineers, security auditors and usability experts, uTest is uniquely equipped to help our customers create apps their users love -- from the start of the product lifecycle up through their launch date."

About uTest Security Testing Services
Additionally, uTest announced today that it has partnered with Veracode, provider of the world's only cloud-based application risk management platform. By integrating Veracode's automated application security tools with uTest's real-world security testing services, the two companies will provide customers with unsurpassed protection against security- or privacy-related vulnerabilities in their web, desktop and mobile products.

"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," said Pamela Cyr, senior vice president of business development and strategic alliances of Veracode. "We're excited to work with uTest and look forward to developing this relationship."

The combined security offering features automated and manual penetration testing that probes for a wide range of common vulnerabilities, including XSS (cross-site scripting), SQL injection, buffer overflow and other common attack vectors. Trusted and vetted security experts in uTest's community will use Veracode's tools to help scrutinize companies' web and mobile apps for:

  • Confidentiality. Does your application keep your private data private?
  • Integrity: Can the data from your app be trusted and verified?
  • Authentication: Does your app verify you are who you say you are?
  • Authorization: Does your application properly limit user privileges?
  • Availability: Can an attacker take the app offline?
  • Non-Repudiation: Does your app keep records of events?

About uTest Localization Testing Services
Because every market has unique requirements around language, currency, taxes and cultural norms, uTest's crowdsourcing model is uniquely qualified to help test how ready an application is to succeed within targeted foreign markets. With professional testers in 178 countries worldwide, uTest can quickly assemble a team of native speaking testers who live in-market to verify the accuracy and contextual correctness of content, or conduct complete end-to-end localization testing of an application.

These localization testing services result in applications that are better prepared for success in foreign markets; are far more accurate than could be accomplished 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.

About uTest
uTest provides on-demand testing services that span the entire software development lifecycle, including functional, security, load, localization and usability testing. The company's community of more than 40,000 professional testers in 178 countries put web, mobile and desktop applications through the paces, by testing on real devices under real-world conditions. Thousands of companies -- from startups to industry-leading brands -- rely on uTest's platform as a critical component of their QA process for fast, reliable, and cost-effective testing results. For more information, please visit http://www.utest.com or http://blog.utest.com.

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