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APIs are the building blocks of modern applications. If the APIs aren’t secure, the system isn’t secure. However, having a consistent API testing strategy that spans from development through test to the AppSec team can be challenging.
Many developers don’t have the experience of writing code with security as a priority, and AppSec testers may not have sufficient knowledge of the API behavior. To bridge the gap, Parasoft SOAtest extends its API testing platform with a seamless integration of dynamic application security testing (DAST) to perform penetration testing as part of the development workflow.
There are specific areas of your application that you want to attack but they are buried under multiple web or API steps. With SOAtest, you can define the steps needed to get your application in the the state where it could be penetrated and then launch your attack.
Parasoft SOAtest offers seamless dynamic application security testing (DAST) with OWASP ZAP. SOAtest users now have the choice to use this built-in DAST capability or the Parasoft Burp Suite extensions in their penetration testing arsenal. Both provide the ability to reuse functional testing scenarios in API security testing, to save critical time.
Pen testers can import their custom OWASP ZAP scan policies into SOAtest and pair them with existing API testing scenarios to automate API security testing as part of continuous monitoring activities. This provides complete visibility into emerging threats that can be leveraged back into developer functional testing.
Security tests can be run as part of an automated CI process through the command line or through integration with CI systems like Jenkins, Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Bamboo, and others. Most testing tools make penetration testing a process that must be initiated manually, while integration with SOAtest makes it possible to turn penetration tests into regression tests. This automation allows teams to discover vulnerabilities as soon as they are injected into the application – otherwise vulnerabilities may not be discovered until much later.
With Parasoft, you can make penetration testing easier and more effective with automation and CI integration.