2020 brought about a reckoning for organizations that were slow to adopt strong data privacy and data loss prevention strategies. As users went remote, the networks and devices used to access SAP financial data became a liability – and organizations were sent scrambling for solutions to their newfound dynamic access demands.
In order to prevent data exfiltration and general over-exposure of enterprise data, the use of SAP data masking has grown in popularity. Unfortunately, customers have no out-of-the-box solutions for SAP data masking. In fact, the entire SAP security model hinges on static, role-based controls that offer little to actually protect the data inside the transactions that the access controls are designed to govern. In many cases, a user who has access to a transaction has access to a wide range of data within that transaction that simply isn’t necessary – providing opportunities for misuse.
To make matters more complicated, if an organization were to undergo a large-scale SAP data masking project, the sheer amount of custom development would prove to be a significant hurdle and nearly impossible to scale effectively.
To offer SAP ERP customers a scalable data masking solution, the Appsian Security Platform (ASP) features dynamic data masking capabilities that enable fine-grained control over which sensitive data fields customers can mask for any specified user and in the context of any situation. By implementing a full or partial mask to a data record, ASP minimizes the risk of a data breach and fulfills encryption and anonymization mandates imposed or implied by regulatory bodies.
Unlike most off-the-shelf masking solutions, Appsian uses a single ruleset to define and mask data across the entire application:
Simply put, when you are trying to protect data without overly-restricting access, then there is no alternative to leveraging a dynamic SAP data masking solution. Because the context of access plays such a critical role in defining risk, being able to apply full or partial masks based on context is the only real way to balance data protection and productivity.
In addition, Appsian uses a “one to many” approach for creating policy-based data masking rules. This enables customers to quickly scale SAP data masking without extensive development effort at implementation or reconfiguration efforts for policy updates.
As business processes become more complicated, your ability to protect data must evolve as well. Fortunately, Appsian offers the fastest, most cost-effective approach for SAP data masking. Contact us today and get a demo! And find out how you can be applying dynamic data masking rules within only 4-6 weeks!
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