Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has introduced a composite quality engineering (QE) service for blockchain applications called TCS Blockchain QE Services suite.
TCS Blockchain QE Services combines smart contract auditing with cloud deployment design, API audits and usability testing to help enterprises safeguard against security, privacy and reliability threats.
The new services cater to applications over a wide range of blockchain platforms. The offering reimagines testing by leveraging innovative methods from the proven Quality Engineering Platform ecosystem. TCS provides smart contract testing services as part of this offering to thwart vulnerabilities in the business logic codified in smart contracts. It can also ring fence the entire blockchain solution at protocol and ecosystem level to ensure safety and security of enterprise applications.
“Quality engineering is critical for blockchain implementations to manage risks from potential security tradeoffs that are introduced to achieve scalability and performance benchmarks,” said Lakshminarasimhan (Lakshmi) Srinivasan, Global Head, Blockchain Services, TCS.
“When decentralized smart contracts are executed in an automated way without any human intervention, it makes audit a non- mutually exclusive event. We offer significant value realization from the security, scalability and performance level audits,” added Lakshminarasimhan.
Prabhakar Karamsetty, Global Head, Quality Engineering & Transformation unit, TCS said, “We strive to go beyond just functional testing to include performance, security, and usability, all very relevant to blockchain implementations. We also added node/peer testing, node connectivity testing, digital automation, data quality assurance and cognitive automation to accelerate blockchain implementations.”