Considerations when selecting ERP security solutions.
ERP is at the heart of your organization. It is designed to integrate all business functions and act as a central hub for valuable information including human resources, supply chain management, customer relationship management and manufacturing resource planning. Given the complexity of ERP, protecting them from both internal and external threats is a challenge without the right solutions, know-how and expertise in place.
Choosing the RIGHT solution to mitigate risk and secure your most valuable asset – your ERP system can be an overwhelming and daunting task. It is a real challenge to decipher the differences in capabilities amongst vendor solutions in the market.
Organizations need to focus on choosing an ERP security solution that is right for THEIR business and THEIR unique challenges and requirements – a solution which best serves THEIR business.
However, there are certain capabilities that you should look for:
Zero Trust and Least Privilege
You’ll read a lot about zero trust in the market. The technology research and consulting firm Gartner defines zero trust as, “Zero trust network access (ZTNA) is a product or service that creates an identity- and context-based, logical access boundary around an application or set of applications. The applications are hidden from discovery, and access is restricted via a trust broker to a set of named entities.” In a nutshell, zero trust is trusting no one and nothing, never trust, always verify. Although, achieving true zero trust is a mission in itself, zero trust can be enabled by continuously monitoring and least privilege access. Zero Trust verifies user identity and privileges as well as device identity and security. Login time out forces users and devices to be continuously re-verified to help mitigate risk. Least privilege means only giving users the access they need to perform their tasks.
A solution should allow you to mark global false positives, and compensating controls as exceptions to analyze and remediate access risks above the tolerance levels using corrective action workflows.
When evaluating ERP security solutions, fine-grained IGA capabilities should be a priority as well as agile policy-based access controls. PBAC security models not only support zero trust and ensure least privilege but also allow organizations to meet regulatory compliance requirements both now and in the future. RBAC solutions don’t cut it anymore.
The solution you choose should be committed to delivering the most reliable solutions. When evaluating solutions, look for:
- Total fault-tolerant cloud infrastructure to ensure continuous uptime.
- Continuously monitored Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS).
- Comprehensive DDoS mitigation with security controls for web services, and networks ensuring the performance of legitimate traffic is not compromised for example. Advanced data protection controls to comply with the highest industry standards.
- IT General Controls (ITGC) to maintain effective system and organizations controls (SOC).
- Scalable infrastructure that can scale up to meet increased workloads with load balancing architecture.
- Business Continuity Management with Recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) support options
An optimum solution should provide continuous controls monitoring capabilities to not only allow you to detect issues but to respond in a timely manner.
Expertise in understanding current risk
SafePaaS Professional Services team can help you conduct a thorough risk assessment to identify potential risk in your ERP environment. The SafePaaS SoD Insight, used in hundreds of customer environments over the last 20 years is designed to quickly and reliably help customers identify segregation of duties risk in your environments. This automated healthcheck makes it easy to isolate and analyse these risks so that clients can build a remediation plan to address areas of concern. SafePaaS leverages the SafePaaS Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) platform to provide a deep personalized analysis which is tailored to the needs of the client.
Choosing an ERP application solution is all about addressing YOUR needs, aligning the solution with YOUR business challenges.
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