Public Sector

Automate Testing for Secure and Reliable Government Software Development

Integrate Test Automation Into DevSecOps

Parasoft’s automated testing tools integrate seamlessly with modern DevSecOps processes, enabling the development of high-quality and secure government software. Whether applications are developed in-house or outsourced, our tools ensure the utmost quality and security to meet the complex needs of today’s government requirements.

Solve the Challenges of Public Sector Software Development

Build Secure Code

Incorporate stringent coding security standards into the development workflow to safeguard confidential and sensitive government data from cyberattacks. By integrating mandatory security practices into the development process, including automated testing and compliance, security becomes an inherent part of the software development lifecycle.

Enforce Accountability

When government agencies opt to outsource software development, maintaining visibility into the process can be challenging. With Parasoft’s automated testing tools, you can seamlessly integrate and access testing results from all testing practices and code sources, whether developed in-house or outsourced. This provides a unified view of testing gaps and software vulnerabilities, ensuring comprehensive visibility and control over the development process.

Balance Modern With Legacy

As the government modernizes its software development approach, the adoption of DevSecOps, containers, and testing in the cloud becomes imperative. However, integration with legacy systems presents a unique challenge. With Parasoft’s automated testing solutions, you can ensure the development of quality and secure code, regardless of the development environment. Our Continuous Quality Platform allows government agencies to modernize their software development practices while effectively integrating with legacy systems.

How Parasoft Helps Government Software Development

Government software development is complex and challenging. Agencies often outsource development to third-party vendors but are still ultimately responsible for the delivery of reliable, scalable, and secure software. Integrating DevSecOps workflows while modernizing computing systems is also difficult for the public sector. Parasoft delivers the continuous visibility and traceability into testing you need to ensure the integrity of your applications.

To enhance the security posture of government software development, it is essential to seamlessly integrate security compliance into the development process and foster a security-first mindset. Simplifying compliance reporting is crucial to saving time and resources. With Parasoft’s testing and reporting tools, you can streamline the compliance process by automatically generating the required documents. This ensures a more efficient and effective approach to security compliance, enabling government agencies to prioritize security while saving valuable time and resources.

Leverage Parasoft’s centralized reporting and analytics dashboard to gain real-time access to data regarding compliance with security standards. With this platform, you can receive immediate and integrated feedback on testing practices throughout the software development lifecycle, enhancing your visibility into real-time security vulnerabilities. By utilizing Parasoft’s solution, government agencies can proactively identify and address security gaps, ensuring a more comprehensive and robust approach to software security.

It is vital to ensure that outsourced government software development adheres to contractually obligated service-level agreements (SLAs). This involves conducting comprehensive functional and nonfunctional testing to validate that the software meets expectations. Functional testing focuses on verifying if the software performs its intended functions, while nonfunctional testing assesses factors such as performance under stress and vulnerability to hacking. By conducting both types of testing, government agencies can confidently ascertain if outsourced applications align with the required SLAs and meet the expected standards.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) plays a crucial role in government business, handling contract award notifications, requests for proposals, and purchase orders. EDI involves a diverse range of messaging formats, posing challenges for testing end-to-end transactions. To address this, Parasoft makes testing format-agnostic and easy to execute. By leveraging our solution, government agencies can ensure that their software continuously meets functional and performance requirements, streamlining the testing process and ensuring seamless interoperability within the complex EDI landscape.

In outsourced development, the documentation for application APIs may not always be provided, which can create challenges for testing. Parasoft’s AI-powered smart API test generator utilizes intelligent techniques to analyze APIs and create meaningful automated tests, even in the absence of comprehensive API documentation. This ensures thorough testing coverage and overcomes the limitations imposed by incomplete documentation. With Parasoft, government agencies can effectively test their applications, even in situations where API documentation is lacking, enabling them to achieve robust software quality and reliability.