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Manage SAP Segregation of Duties with Ease

Accelerate Segregation of Duties (SoD ) Enforcement with Real-Time Preventive Controls and Violations Reporting

When it comes to enforcing Segregation of Duties in SAP, organizations face a time-consuming task.

Many organizations are forced to manually identify potential SoD violations and enforce rules in hindsight. Resulting in processes that require abundant resources and a vast amount of man hours to complete. In addition, auditors must investigate all users that have the potential to commit a violation, in search of actual violations – forcing auditors to sift through a multitude of false-positives. Given the growing volume and complexity of job roles, current approaches are becoming unscalable, costly and begin to resemble searching for a “needle in a hay stack.”

Key Challenges

SAP GRC audit logs lack the data and transaction level granularity to filter out false positives. They also lack insight into the context of transactions and require additional effort to assess and remediate SoD violations
Access rights and permissions are natively awarded based on user roles. Role-based access controls are unyielding and static; posing an all or nothing scenario for granting access to users. Without contextual rules and risk-based restrictions, users can freely navigate throughout the applications and execute high-risk transactions.
Role-based access controls (RBAC) require organizations to create multiple roles to assign permissions for different job functions and responsibilities. Over time, without regular manual review of roles and timely deprovisioning of privileges, organizations risk a user acquiring unnecessary, excessive privileges – potentially leading to SoD violations.
Organizations are overlying on manual mitigating controls. When a risk cannot be addressed with existing technical controls, someone must gather, review and address any potential violations. This process is slow, diverts time from regular duties, and can lead to violations being missed.
With existing capabilities, audit reporting must be done manually and can be time- consuming as auditors investigate all user activity in search of any actual violations. Moreover, existing logs lack insight into the contextual data that is necessary to assess risks and fraudulent activity. Lack of relevant data and manual analysis can be prone to errors, unscalable, and increasingly costly.
SoD is one of the basic controls over financial transactions and activity within SAP applications. A SoD violation can put organizations in non-compliance with internal governance, as well as external regulatory policies such as the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX). Many regulations often impose strict reporting timelines, and traditional periodic audits can potentially slow down compliance efforts.

Why Appsian

Using a combination of preventative, attribute-based controls and fine-grained analytics, Appsian helps SAP customers manage and accelerate their Segregation of Duties. Rather than analyzing and remediating policy violations in hindsight, Appsian allows you to stop unauthorized user activity in real-time – preventing a potential violation. In addition, fine-grained visibility into actual SoD violations streamlines the data gathering and reporting process and avoids false-positives. Reducing data review volume by up to +90%.

Key Features

Data-Centric SAP SoD Policies

Appsian Security Platform uses a data-centric approach to enforce SoD controls. Despite user roles or existing privileges, the context of access, transaction value, and nature of data determines who gains access to what data and what they can do with it.

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Data-Centric SoD Policies

Key Features

Real-Time Preventive Controls

Appsian adds an additional authorization layer to SAP GRC Access Control that correlates user, data, and transaction attributes, along with identified SoD conflicts, to block conflicting transactions at runtime.

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Real-Time Preventive Controls

Key Features

Granular SoD Violation Reporting

Appsian provides visibility down to the field level of SAP transaction activity. With this fine-grained visibility, Appsian Analytics correlates user, data, and transaction attributes, along with identified SoD conflicts, to identify and report on actual SOD violations.

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Granular SoD Violation Reporting

Key Features

Data-Centric SAP SoD Policies

 

Appsian Security Platform uses a data-centric approach to enforce SoD controls. Despite user roles or existing privileges, the context of access, transaction value, and nature of data determines who gains access to what data and what they can do with it.

Learn More

Real-Time Preventive Controls

 

Appsian adds an additional authorization layer to SAP GRC Access Control that correlates user, data, and transaction attributes, along with identified SoD conflicts, to block conflicting transactions at runtime.

Learn More

Granular SoD Violation Reporting

 

Appsian provides visibility down to the field level of SAP transaction activity. With this fine-grained visibility, Appsian Analytics correlates user, data, and transaction attributes, along with identified SoD conflicts, to identify and report on actual SOD violations.

Learn More

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