It is mind-blowing to think just how necessary our smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, especially if you look back as little as a decade. It is estimated that 90% of the world owns a smartphone and they are used for everything from communication to banking.
It is crucial that apps are fully tested before reaching the market. This process involves testing their functionality, ease of use, and security and is known as Mobile Application Testing. We are going to discuss 6 of the best mobile app testing tools that are available today.
ImmuniWeb MobileSuite tests both the mobile app and the backend. Apps are covered by Mobile OWASAP Top 10 and Sans Top 20. For backend testing, you have PCI DSS 6.5.1-10 with the added advantage of being GDPR compliant and has a free online mobile scanner to pick up any privacy issues. You can access security analytics 24/7. There is a zero false-positive SLA and ImmuniWeb guarantees money back if any false positive occurs. Prices start at $99 per month which includes biweekly updates.
- Zed Attack Proxy
Second, on the list is a popular open-source security testing tool that is maintained by hundreds of volunteers worldwide. This allows for international community support and a tool available in 20 languages. It began as a web app testing tool but now includes mobile app testing. It also uses OWASP Top 10 and it supports sending malicious messages for simpler testing. It is free and easy to install.
- Codified Security
The London based company provides a mobile app testing tool with an automated testing platform, identifying and fixing security vulnerabilities. You can carry out static and dynamic testing and you receive real-time feedback. It will detect weaknesses in the apps’ code but doesn’t actually retrieve the source code. There are plenty of different file types that can be uploaded including APK, IPA, etc. Pricing is very much based on a per-company basis.
Created by MWR InfoSecurity, Dozer focuses on mobile security and security research. It’s another open-source solution but does only focus on Android apps, discovering and interacting with the threat within the Android app. As the complex activities are automated, it takes less time to access the security issues discovered within the Android app. Java-enabled code is actually executed on the device and so reducing the need to create and install small test scripts. For enhanced results, you can test with Drozer during the production stage. For pricing information, you will have to provide more information about your needs.
Synopsys has offices worldwide and we feel that this helps with understanding regulations and compliance in different countries. With a customized mobile app security testing suite, this uses static and dynamic tools that allow for the detection of multiple security issues. While working towards a security defect-free solution in the production environment, Synopsys also aims at reducing company costs. It can eliminate security weaknesses from the server-side and APIs. Because of the wide range of services, pricing depends on company needs.
There are two core sides to TeamSecure. On the one hand, you have to ability to hire specialized security staff from Forensic Data Analysts to Penetration testers. On the other hand, you can also hire an equally wide range of services. TeamSecure will review the security of your code, provide cybersecurity training, and provide managed security services. The staff will be able to advise you on compliance and provide training. Other services include Blockchain security, penetration testing, and social engineering. Most importantly, the services are not limited to mobile apps. They can also test software, computer systems, and networks for potential security weaknesses. Again, because of the vast range of security services, prices will depend on each company.