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ERP Maestro and IBM: A “dream team” to address the internal cybersecurity threat of SAP access risk

10, April 2018

I am proud to announce our collaboration with IBM. This exciting new relationship authorizes IBM to bundle and sell ERP Maestro together with their leading portfolio of enterprise security products and services globally. We are working with IBM because, together, we can better address the broader problem of cybersecurity threats that come from inside the organization. There’s a reason this is significant: according to IBM Security’s 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index60% of all cybersecurity attacks were carried out by insiders. With 87% of Forbes 2000 companies using SAP, and 76% of the world’s transaction revenue flowing through SAP systems, the potential risk exposure is truly massive.

SAP access security is particularly challenging because of the complexity of its authorization structure. If not properly implemented, serious security risks and compliance issues can follow down the road. ERP Maestro’s advanced reporting, unlike anything else in the market, enables IBM Security consulting teams to diagnose what is wrong quickly and accurately – with analytical capabilities that can resolve even the most complex SAP access issues. In the video below, Britta Simms, Global SAP Competency Center Lead with IBM Security, sat down with me to discuss the collaboration and how we are helping to solve SAP security challenges for their clients. You can also read more in Britta’s blog post on IBM’s SecurityIntelligence blog.

Combining the technology of ERP Maestro with the reach and expertise of IBM Security creates a truly powerful “dream team” that ensures customers are well-armed to combat internal cybersecurity threats and fraud risks related to excessive access and ineffective controls. This best-of-breed approach provides for incredible agility and expanded capabilities – and we are honored to be a part of it.

I couldn’t be more excited for what is ahead. Stay tuned for more to come on this collaboration. In the meantime, if you have any questions you can contact us directly.