Commissioned by SecurityBridge
1 The Challenge
SAP is the leading vendor of Line of Business (LoB) applications. Their applications covering ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and many other user cases form the backbone of business operations in many organizations, ranging from medium-sized business to the world’s largest organizations. Taking such a central role in organizations, SAP systems of different types operated in different deployment models, need special care from security teams that understand the specifics of SAP environments, and are equipped with specialized tools. SAP Security Solutions are essential for increasing the security posture in SAP environments and mitigating risks to these core LoB applications.
There are various challenges organizations are facing for increasing the security posture of their SAP environments:
1.1 Hardening Complex Environments
With SAP environments frequently comprised of a range of SAP systems, including SAP NetWeaver middleware, database servers and other components, securing these environments requires hardening a range of systems and technologies. While the concrete process of hardening is dependent on the specific deployment model, it requires analysis and continual monitoring of the security-relevant configuration settings.