Frequently Asked Questions

1. Cyber Security

What is cyber-security testing?

Cyber security testing measures the effectiveness of your strategy against a potential attack. Experts at AFour Technologies hold over a dozen certifications and years of experience in the discovery, investigation and remediation of client vulnerabilities. When one door is locked, the hackers search until they find one that is open. Services such as Red Team assessment and penetration testing let certified professionals navigate your digital infrastructure to identify threats that are both commonly overlooked and difficult to detect.

Why do you need cyber security?

It’s not a matter of “If” the company’s data or digital assets are going to be compromised, it’s a matter of how prepared one is when the threat is detected, and how seamlessly one is able to recover from a system or security breach. AFour’s Cyber Security services are inevitable for organizations that operate or have access to confidential data. Our services provide a detailed overview of the threat environment of an enterprise, which enables organizations to make informed risk management decisions that eventually leads to a higher defensive posture, while also enabling business leaders to protect areas that matter the most.

What are the penetration testing tools?

Penetration testing (or pen testing) is a simulated cyber attack where professional ethical hackers break into corporate networks to find weaknesses… Before the attackers do that. Back in the old days, hacking was hard and required a lot of manual bit fiddling. Today, however, a full suite of automated testing tools turn hackers into cyborgs, computer-enhanced humans that can test far more than ever before.

2. DevOps

What is DevOps?

DevOps is an approach that combines software development (Dev) and Information technology operations, which enables organizations to deliver software releases and new changes to users in a rapid environment with the help of automation. AFourTech’s mantra is to apply lean and agile principles throughout the software lifecycle, thereby improving the processes and culture of fostering innovation, and at the same time building a responsive feedback mechanism. Our tailor-made DevOps solutions mend the loopholes that exist between quality assurance, software development and IT operations thereby enabling our clients to quickly produce software products and services while improving the overall operational performance significantly.

What are our DevOps Services?

Our Services are classified into four categories.

Classical DevOps: We provide build engineering and associated automation, CI/CD pipeline designing and automation, infrastructure provisioning & configuration management and related automation.

SysOps: We provide systems support in the form of Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM). It is aimed at monitoring and upgrading customer’s environments.

CloudOps: We provide cloud environment-related deployment, monitoring and support services. It includes cloud platforms like Google Cloud, AWS, Azure as well as OpenStack based environments.

DBOps: Here, our database administrator provides database development-related services and production support for the databases.

How does DevOps work?

Simply put, DevOps is about removing barriers between traditionally siloed teams, development and operations. Under the DevOps model, development and operations teams work together across the entire life-cycle of software applications, from development and testing through deployment to operations.

3. Test Automation Services

What is meant by automated testing?

Automated testing or test automation is a process that validates if the software is working properly and meets the requirements before it is released into production. This software testing method uses scripted sequences that are run by testing tools. Automated testing tools run software reviews, report results and compare results with earlier test runs.

How is performance testing?

Performance Testing is a software testing process used to test the speed, response time, stability, reliability, scalability and resource utilization of a particular workload application. The main purpose of performance testing is to identify and eliminate the performance bottlenecks of the software application. It is a subset of performance engineering and is also known as “Perf Testing.”

What are the types of performance testing?

  • Load testing –checks the application’s ability to perform under anticipated user loads. The objective is to identify performance bottlenecks before the software application goes live.
  • Stress testing –involves testing an application under extreme workloads to see how it handles high traffic or data processing. The objective is to identify the breaking point of an application.
  • Endurance testing –is done to make sure the software can handle the expected load over a long period of time.
  • Spike testing –tests the software’s reaction to sudden large spikes in the load generated by users.
  • Volume testing– Under Volume Testing large no. of. Data is populated in a database and the overall software system’s behavior is monitored. The objective is to check software application’s performance under varying database volumes.
  • Scalability testing – The objective of scalability testing is to determine the software application’s effectiveness in “scaling up” to support an increase in user load. It helps plan capacity addition to your software system.

4. UI Design & Development

What is UI design?

The “UI” in UI design stands for “user interface.” The user interface is the graphical layout of the application. It consists of the buttons that users click on the text they read, the images, the sliders, the text entry fields, and all other items that the user interacts with. This includes the layout of the screen, transitions, interface animations and every single micro-interaction. Any kind of visual element, interaction, or animation must be designed.

UI designers are graphic designers. They’re concerned with aesthetics. It is up to them to ensure that the interface of the application is attractive, visually-stimulating and properly designed to match the purpose and/or personality of the application. And they need to make sure that every single visual element feels united, both esthetically and purposefully.

What is UX design?

UX design” stands for “user experience.” The user experience of the app is determined by how they interact with it. Is the experience smooth and intuitive, or is it clumsy and confusing? Does it feel logical to navigate the app, or does it feel arbitrary? Does interacting with the app make people feel that they are performing the tasks they set out to accomplish effectively, or does it feel like a struggle?

What is the difference between UI & UX Design?

UX design is all about the overall feel of the experience, while UI design is all about how the product interfaces look and work.

What are our UI/UX Services?

Our UI/UX design and development services span across the entire software product design-timeline. These include but are not limited to devising user experience strategy, conducting user research studies, building information architecture and designing interactive prototypes.

5. UI Design & Development

What is Mobile App Development?

Mobile app development is the development of software that is designed to run on mobile devices and optimized to take advantage of the unique features and hardware of those products. The types of mobile apps that developers are native apps, hybrid apps, and HTML5 apps.

What are our Mobile App Development Services?

For mobility practices, here at AFour, we provide services revolving around the multiple sections of the custom mobile app development ecosystem.

Consultancy Services: In consultancy services, we recommend best practices in terms of mobile app development architecture. Like, if there are some code coverages that we want to achieve, if there is a question of eliminating the technical date on the existing system, we do provide consulting services in all those areas.

Besides that, we have an in-house UX/UI development team. The team is responsible for creating friendly and the latest user interfaces for mobile app development and tablet app development.

Next, we have a mobile app development team. The team is skilled in various programming languages and operating system platforms. They help develop apps based on the customer’s requirements and on the different visual guidelines that are provided to them.

We also provide testing services; the testing can be done manually or in an automated way with great frameworks like Selenium or Appium.

We also support the deployment of the applications on to the various distribution platforms like Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

We help our customers launch and publish their apps onto these stores and help them reach their end-users

6. Front end Development

What is front end development?

The practice of producing HTML, CSS and JavaScript for a website or web application so that a user can see and interact with them directly is front-end web development, also known as client-side development. The challenge of front-end development is that the tools and techniques used to create a website’s front-end are constantly changing, so the developer needs to be constantly aware of how the industry is developing.

What are our front-end development services?

For any company working in the software product landscape, good user experience is necessary for survival. At AFourTech, front end web development services guarantee better usability – absolutely intuitive UI that reflects real-world business data. We make UI Design come alive and ensure that your users have the best visual experience. Our UI team has the dynamic content on your website sorted, from customized controls to any out-of-the-box ideas that you have in mind. Today, designing a product doesn’t just mean creating an aesthetically pleasing interface, but also demands a user-centric problem-solving approach that leads to innovation. Keeping the end-users in mind, we assist product companies craft features that their users need and are comfortable and delightful to use.

7. Test Automation Services

What are our test automation services?

We are automation testing company and offer our services in areas of consulting, design, and implementation: We partner with software product companies to define the test automation strategy as a part of the overall test strategy. We define test automation scope, priority, process as a part of the overall QA strategy. We assist software product companies in designing test automation framework keeping in mind areas like ROI, engineering process automation, DevOps, effective reporting and notifications, integration with QA tools. We automate test scenarios for API, web application, as well as mobile application interfaces. Recently we have conducted a few POCs for automating test scenarios of smart device interfaces. We assist customers in defining their CI / CD pipeline or overall DevOps strategy as a part of introducing or enhancing test automation initiatives.