Mobile technology and Smartphone devices are the two mainstream terms that are regularly utilized in this bustling world, Mobile Application Security Testing Tools catch the market eye to make sure secure mobile app is roll out in the market for the various use case. Practically 90% of the total populace has a smartphone in their hands. The design isn’t just implied for calling the other party yet there are different highlights in the Smartphone like Camera, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi and furthermore playing out a few exchanges utilizing diverse mobile applications. Testing the software application created for smartphones for their usefulness, convenience, security, execution, and so forth is known as Mobile Application Testing.
Mobile Application Security Testing (mobile AST) includes authentication, authorization, data security, vulnerabilities for hacking, session management, and so on. There are different motivations to state why mobile application security testing is significant. Not many of them are to forestall extortion assaults on the mobile application, infection or malware infection to the mobile application, to forestall security breaks, and so forth. So from a business point of view, it is fundamental to perform security testing, however more often than not analyzers think that it’s troublesome since mobile applications are focused on numerous gadgets and platforms. So analyzer requires a mobile application security testing device which guarantees that the mobile application is secure.
Depending on the user extent of the technical competency on the mobile application, mobile device, security assessment and the penetration testing capability, it has a range of the solutions and tools in the market to fit for the various use cases and budget.
For customers involved in mobile application development, for sure they possess source code, and before roll out to the market, it is mission critical to perform static application security testing (SAST) on the mobile application. The more important and sensitive the mobile application will be used, the more likely it is at risk if without performing the Mobile AST in some sort of SAST and Software Composition Analysis (SCA). This kind of use case you need to focus on technology vendors that have the reputation in the SAST in the platform you use.
For Mobile AST focus on the compiled mobile apps like in the ipa and apk, you can use a mobile AST scanner that will be focused on mobile app behavior in the respective mobile device platform and testing for the other industry check to make sure it covers all the modern mobile AST requirements.
No all customer want and need to go to the extent to mobile app penetration testing, that is for the customer use case really importance and worry for hacker hacking the mobile device and study how the mobile app is developed with binary reverse engineering and figure out how it communicate with the backend server and how the data is being store in the local mobile device.
As you can see from the above three different use cases, you can imagine the needed technology is slightly different, despite it all under the umbrella term of mobile AST, and the technology vendor strengths you need is different for the use case. Price is just one dimension, you need to see whether it fits the use case and context for your mobile AST business case or not.
Feel free to contact E-SPIN for your specific operation or project requirement. From developer centric static application security testing (SAST), software composition analysis (SCA), interactive application security testing (IAST) to security centric dynamic application security testing (DAST) and mobile application security testing (Mobile AST).