APIs and SOA enable enterprises to rapidly exchange data in real-time. The increase of the resulting data traffic and the interconnectivity across company boundaries as well as cloud based services provide a multitude of opportunities for enterprises to reduce their process cost and increase benefits and user-friendliness of IT applications.
Major projects that provide or consume APIs increasingly have to cope with security aspects of the APIs. They have to test not only functional behavior of the APIs but also security specifications. Enterprises currently learn that security testing has many sophisticated aspects going far beyond the challenges associated with traditional functional tests.
It is therefore key for the long-term success of business critical APIs that expert teams ensure security standards based on rigid processes and powerful testing tools.