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Software testing is a component of software security that operates by executing programs within a system to intentionally find vulnerabilities or alternately test the proper functioning of a program or program attribute. Software testing can be performed manually or automatically. It typically consists of static application security testing(SAST), dynamic application security testing (DAST), runtime application self-protection (RASP), and mobile application security testing.
Software testing tools have become an important part of software security programs, particularly given the increasing scale and complexity of software and related environments where data flow can overwhelm insufficiently automated security approaches. Software testing can come with many benefits including:
Saves Money -Having testing in your project can save money in the long run. Software development consists of many stages and if bugs are caught in the earlier stages it costs much less to fix them.
Security-Testing can help your product security by giving the user a trustworthy product, keeps user’s personal information and data safe,Saves a lot of troubles later on and will give you a vulnerability free product.
Product Quality -It’s always very important that a product brings the value it promises, hence it should work properly to ensure great customer experience.Finding issues early that can then be resolved quickly provide a quality product.
Customer Satisfaction-Customer trust is not easy to earn, especially if your product is glitching and functioning only 60% of the time, having software testing ensures you have a product that satisfies the customer.