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The need to comply with increasing regulatory pressure to set up controls to minimize risks in the IT environment drives SAP’s global customers towards robust security solutions. As an important tool, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions are increasingly being deployed primarily to prove the effectiveness of existing controls. However, such solutions do not provide sufficient SAP connectivity. These tools are blind to vital data and processes in complex SAP environments. Typically, SIEM solutions have limited SAP connectivity and read log files only. Is there a solution to cover the SAP landscape? SECUDE’s Security Intelligence (SI) SI provides an interface between the various sources of security and compliance relevant data within SAP systems and solutions that are used to monitor IT landscapes. It enables central security monitoring and analy... (more)

Calling all Dispatchers

There are two items of general NetWeaver Identity Managementmaintenance that I get asked about frequently.How do you prevent deadlocks    What is the best way to configure my dispatchersin IDM?All too often these issues are actually related asinefficient dispatcher setup can cause database deadlocks. In this blog entryI’d like to recommend some possible architecture scenarios that will help outwith this. For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll be talking about aNetWeaver IDM 7.1 installation on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. According to Microsoft:A deadlock occurs when two or ... (more)

SECUDE’s Secure SignOn Version 7.2 Supports Windows 7 Platform

Darmstadt, December 11, 2009 - Multiple login procedures with different user name/password combinations are often productivity-sapping inconvenience for employees. Corporate regulations on password complexity do not provide sufficient security. Users just write down complex passwords instead of memorizing them. Such practices are a great security risk making vital data easily accessible to unauthorized personal. Secure SignOn for Enterprise Single Sign-On (E-SSO) ensures high user acceptance, high user productivity, and efficiency by significantly reducing helpdesk calls and by ... (more)

SECUDE’s Secure Login Client Version 5.0 Enables Windows 7 Support

Security Journal on Ulitzer The need for an easy single, yet secure, login procedure has always been an elusive issue for many big organizations. Multiple user names and passwords, multiple logins, and the ensuing confusion and frustration consume much of a user's productivity in terms of time and energy. Secure Login Secure Login provides secure Single Sign-On and total landscape encryption for SAP supporting a variety of different authentication mechanisms including Active Directory, LDAP, SAP-ID, RADIUS, RSA SecurID®, SQL DB, and even smart cards. Secure Login is tightly inte... (more)

Servers, Energy Consumption & Green IT

Darmstadt, December 22, 2009 - “I live responsibly on this planet. Whether politicians the world over are concerned or not, I am concerned about global climate change. As this is my children’s planet too, I wish to be proactive. At the modest level of my organization, I have launched a Green IT initiative that will reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by not less than 30%,” says SECUDE’s CEO and Founder, Dr. Heiner Kromer. Going Green The Copenhagen Summit may not have achieved what was hoped for. However, SECUDE, in its own modest way, has taken the initiative to tackle en... (more)