SAP Security

By: Sapsecurity
An overview of SAP security. Highlighting the processes involved in reviewing security, and providing solutions.

SAP stands for Systems, Applications, Products in Data processing and
it one of the fastest growing business applications in the world. Large
and small businesses alike use SAP to assist with producing tailor made
programs and applications for their use. Obviously it security is a key
issue with SAP and like any other business issue it must be address
correctly, otherwise the business can suffer.

There is every possibility that you had not considered as an aspect of using SAP that was as important as the actual system itself. Consider what would happen if you had a password leaked and all the valuable client information your databases held was stolen? This is where SAP security comes into force. Security can be on different levels according to the needs of your business. If you would like to have a SAP expert look at your level of security book one now, it could make all the difference to how secure your records and databases are.

SAP security as mentioned can be on different levels and when you use the services of , your methods and processes will be assessed to see what kind of security you need. This assessment can be done in different ways. One way is performing an audit of your businesses SAP security. This is undertaking by SAP experts and will include many SAP security checks. Without such checks a business can be unaware of any potential SAP security breeches. And these breeches can have serious consequences for the business.

What Happens During a Security Review?

When a SAP security review is carried out by a SAP expert you will have a first class review of all the security systems that your business has in place. The SAP security review will highlight any areas where SAP security can be improved upon. And it will also reveal if there are any areas of the business that should have increased SAP security. Many businesses are shocked at the number of potential security breeches that have been overlooked before a SAP security expert performed the review. It is worth noting that having a SAP security review can sometimes pinpoint areas where security threats could be a problem. A SAP security review by a SAP expert really is the best way of making sure that your business is protected from all real and potential
threats of security.
What Next?
After your SAP security check has been performed you will then be able to have a meeting with the SAP security expert in order to go over the results of their review. During this meeting the SAP security expert will explain all the threats and potential threats to SAP security they have found. These can range from breeches such as implementing new passwords on a regular basis, to more problematic threats. Whatever threats are discovered, the SAP security expert will then work with the company to implement SAP security measures which will further strengthen the SAP security for the company.
These new SAP security solutions will always be cost effective and targeted to improve the SAP security for the business. Fraud can be significantly reduced by using SAP security as can the threat of hackers who would normally find it easy to code their way through most company firewalls and into servers. Anyone in business knows this is a huge risk as sensitive data held on record is often the backbone of any large company.
SAP security experts can also produce easy to follow guidelines for employees to follow to further maximize SAP security. Many businesses are unaware that one SAP security risk is their employees. More often than not this is due to a lack of understanding of SAP security issues not the negligence of the staff. By using SAP security you will be able to create a learning program for your staff which will make sure that everyone is adhering to the SAP security basics that have been set down.
SAP security is purpose built for each and every company and as a result you will get a product that has been created to serve your needs exactly. There will be no cut corners or potential security threats after a security review as every single aspect of your companies SAP security has been looked at. So if you already use SAP you need to have a SAP security review to make sure that you and your employees are getting the most from your SAP system and are staying secure. If your business does need additional SAP security you will be finding this out as a result of a review you have implemented through a SAP security expert, not because you have had a SAP security breech.

Author Bio: Cathy Mc Leod is a senior SAP Security Consultant with SU53 Solutions specialising in and (Governance Risk and Compliance).
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