Tricentis solution expands, providing self-service access to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - compliant test data from production environments - including SAP
Mountain View CA and Vienna β June 5, 2018
Tricentis, the leader in Continuous Testing, has announced the acquisition of Q-Up, a test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
With GDPR now in effect, the business risk associated with using production data for software testing has become prohibitive. Organizations are suddenly realizing that TDM must become a critical component of a complete data privacy and security policy.
βFor years, companies have been obtaining test data by extracting data from production environments,β explained Q-Up Managing Director Andreas GΓΌnther. βGDPR will finally put an end to this approach by requiring extracted production data to be masked deterministically and irreversibly. This may be a blessing in disguise, because simply extracting data from production does not deliver data thatβs optimized for the purpose of testing. Since organizations are already being forced to re-examine their TDM processes, nowβs the perfect time to bring their overall TDM strategy in line with the demands of modern delivery processes.β
βTo ensure that these new requirements donβt impede software delivery speed, weβre expanding our solution with fast, intuitive ways for testers to add GDPR-compliant test data to their testsβeither through extraction and masking or synthetic test generation,β added Wolfgang Platz, Tricentis Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. βWeβve long recognized that TDM is a linchpin for Continuous Testing. Now, weβre expanding the Tricentis Continuous Testing Platform with a unique and innovative approach to providing secure test data.β
Tricentisβ enhanced TDM capabilities give users multiple options for the design, generation, and management of test data. This allows users to select the best strategy for their architecture, development phase, and/or release cadence. For example, users might want to start by rapidly configuring βsmoke testsβ that closely mirror production data, then later use synthetic test data generation to increase test coverage and complete negative testing prior to delivery.
This announcement coincides with the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference, where Tricentis is showcasing how these new TDM capabilities advance SAP test automation. As organizations adopt modern SAP platforms such as SAP S/4HANA to enable digital transformation, testing must also be modernized. This transition to Continuous Testing requires a new and more strategic approach to TDM. Testers need rapid access to test data across a broad array of SAP solutions and integrated systems, while management needs confidence that test data is always used, stored, or processed as outlined in their organizationβs data security and privacy policies.
In addition to the upcoming TDM talks at SAP SAPPHIRE, Tricentis is also hosting a webinar to introduce the testing community to the test data management capabilities. This webinar is scheduled for June 14; register at http://innovate.tricentis.com/Webinar-Q-Up-Tricentis.html
With the industryβs No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Through risk-based testing, scriptless end-to-end test automation, and the industryβs most extensive technology support, Tricentis breaks through the barriers experienced with conventional software testing methods. Our innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applicationsβtransforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. The result is accelerated innovation, improved cost efficiency, and reduced business risk.
Tricentis is the only vendor to achieve βleaderβ status in all three top analyst reports. This honor is based on our technical leadership and a Global 2000 customer base of over 800+ companies. These customers rely on Tricentis to achieve and sustain test automation rates of over 90 percentβincreasing risk coverage while accelerating testing to keep pace with Agile and DevOps.
Tricentis has a global presence in Austria, Australia, Germany, India, Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, United States and the UK. To learn more, visit tricentis.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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