The largest non-U.S. software company is German giant SAP. In fact, SAP is the second largest company in German (by market capitalization) behind Linde and ahead of Volkswagen. SAP has overcome some early concerns about the complexity of its ERP (enterprise resource planning) system and with an expanded line of cloud and smaller entity products is now embraced across the world.
One of the large companies using SAP is Schneider Electric, a French-based world leader in energy-management and automation. Schneider Electric, with revenues of about 29 billion euros annually, is very conscious of the markets it operates in and is investing 855 million euros toward expanding its product variety in power and energy monitoring and management among others. The company also very aware that, as a major industrial player it is a prime target for cybercrime.
Schneider Electric needed to protect its most valuable assets contained in its SAP business applications. Additionally, they needed to expand its comprehensive cybersecurity program to include business-critical application optimization and realtime threat monitoring. The central SAP security department had to manage a vast SAP landscape covering multiple geographical regions – all having different stakeholders and service providers.
The overall goal was to develop a continuous SAP application security management process that would accelerate and prioritize risk management with intelligence-driven and accelerated remediation processes. But SAP applications weren’t all that concerned Schneider Electric’s IT department. It also deployed a SIEM (security information event and management) software.
SAP security provider SecurityBridge, a German company now operating in the U.S., was selected by Schneider Electric as the company’s SAP Security platform. SecurityBridge is an SAP Security Platform provider developing tools to extend the SAP ecosystem. The company takes a radically different approach to traditional security tools, believing SAP applications and custom code will be infiltrated no matter how diligently security hygiene is applied.
In response to this belief, SecurityBridge created a natively integrated realtime solution for constant monitoring. Powered by anomaly detection, the platform can differentiate between accurate results and false positives so that security teams can better focus on real issues.
SecurityBridge’s platform provides Schneider Electric with an advanced level of SAP visibility that enables the company’s IT teams to proactively manage potential risks arising from applications and custom code. SAP’s platform provides holistic insight into SAP’s complexity with realtime threat monitoring. This SAP security approach differs from traditional tools by providing a preventative, behavioral-based approach for:
- Detecting Anomalies.
- Identifying Security Risks.
- Mitigating Risks to Business Operations.
- Ensuring Compliance with Regulatory Mandates.
- Creating an Inclusive Cybersecurity Posture.
The continuous SAP security management process accelerates and prioritizes risk management with intelligence-driven and accelerated remediation processes through a two-step approach that:
- Identifies cybersecurity tools targeting the SAP application layer and custom code while integrating the solution with the SIEM platform.
- Evaluates solutions for robustness while covering forensics, internal and external threats, DLP (data loss prevention), and ease of integration and maintenance.
The SAP platform also provides Schneider Electric with a “single-pane-of-glass” on the SAP security posture that covers multiple geographical regions with their local SAP installations. In addition, high-privileged access roles were reduced to a minimum, and the company’s security department received real-time policy break alerts.
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