SmartBear Releases SoapUI NG Pro 2.0, Enabling End-to-End Visibility into API Quality and Protection from API Security Vulnerabilities
Online PR News – 10-May-2017 – SOMERVILLE, Mass. – SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, announced SoapUI NG Pro 2.0, the latest version of the popular API testing tool. The new version of SoapUI NG Pro introduces an interactive dashboard for testers to gain end-to-end visibility into API quality and integrates API security scanning which enables testers to ensure APIs are free from common security vulnerabilities.
“The use of APIs as a common means for data, application and inter-enterprise integration is exploding,” said Carl Lehmann, Principal Analyst at 451 Research. “Development and QA teams need better tools to accelerate the development, testing and delivery of APIs. Tools like the new dashboard and security scanning capabilities in SmartBear’s SoapUI NG Pro 2.0 offering aim to address those needs.”
In order to ensure APIs are ready for prime-time, teams need to execute a number of tests to check the functionality, security and performance of their APIs. In order to interpret test results and identify trends or anomalies, testers are often forced to spend excessive amounts of time and effort on analysis. The new interactive dashboard in SoapUI NG Pro provides users with an end-to-end view across functional, performance and security tests at a glance. Users can drill down into test results, filter information and export key insights as reports to share. The dashboard also offers “one click” access to test creation.
“Getting to know the state of the APIs that I am testing is easy with the new dashboard,” said Gilu Gopi, Automation Architect at Thought Focus. “I like the reporting feature as I can quickly report to my managers, and the drill down views provide me with detailed test results. Overall, the dashboard helps me plan my day better, and I easily know my testing progress whenever I need it.”
The new 2.0 version of SoapUI NG Pro also adds security scanning capabilities, which enable testers to execute security scans along with functional tests with just a click. This ensures that API security testing occurs in parallel to functional testing and is not considered an afterthought. The easy-to-use security scanning capabilities enable quick assessment of APIs for common security vulnerabilities.
“Security is an often overlooked part of API testing,” said Gail Shlansky, Director of Products, API Readiness at SmartBear. “By integrating security testing features into SoapUI NG Pro, our goal is to make it easier than ever for QA teams to deliver APIs that function as designed and are free from security vulnerabilities.”
Along with the new dashboard and security features, the popular point-and-click capability in SoapUI NG Pro has a new, intuitive user interface, enabling QA pros to do more testing in less time.
SoapUI NG Pro is the industry leading tool to write, run, integrate and automate advanced REST and SOAP API tests. SoapUI NG Pro is a part of the SmartBear Ready! API suite of API testing tools, which also includes LoadUI NG Pro, ServiceV Pro, VirtServer and TestServer. The tools in the Ready! API suite enable functional, security and performance testing of APIs along with service virtualization.
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