NetSuite Security Model

How you can use SafePaaS solutions to secure your NetSuite environment

If you are considering implementing or upgrading NetSuite, you should look at SafePaaS to help with risk mitigation. Risk is all about completeness so we recommend taking a proactive approach to address security risks such as segregation of duties conflicts.

A proactive approach to NetSuite security should include:
Define segregation of duties policies
Design Roles leveraging a tool such as Roles Manager that are free from segregation of duties conflicts
Ensure roles are segregation of duties conflict-free before they get assigned to users
Go through User Acceptance Training before go-live

Taking a proactive approach to NetSuite security early on in the project and using SafePaaS platform will allow organisations to reduce risk, and ultimately save both money and time.

A NetSuite User is an individual who has access to a single or multiple NetSuite accounts. Access to different accounts is directly related to an email address. An employee is the most common entity that has access to NetSuite, however, vendors, partners, and customers can also be users.

A Role is a defined access configuration that can be assigned to users. Each role includes a set of associated restrictions and Permissions that determine the data users can see and the tasks they can perform.

A Permission is defined by an access level which determines what the user is allowed to do regarding the specific permission.

Global Permissions that apply across all of their assigned roles. This is a native NetSuite feature; however, it is not enabled by default. When there are conflicts between a global permission access level and a role permission access level, the global permission will take precedence.


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Here are some examples of challenges that can be solved with our Smart Controls Cloud:

  • Which Segregation of Duty (SOD) Policies will mitigate the risk in User Roles

  • Cannot use “seeded” Roles and Responsibilities because of inherent SOD conflicts

  • How to ensure that the activities of users granted “super user” responsibilities have effective compensating control

  • Why there are so many False Positives and how to remove them from your analysis

  • When all SOD incidents will be able to close

  • Functionality worked in Dev but not in Prod

  • App functionality works in old release version but not in the new release

  • App setups are changed without authorization

  • Not able to validate setups to auditor or business

  • App is no longer functioning properly and there’s no record of what changed

  • The system configuration documentation is out of date

  • Applied a patch and full impact not known

  • App customizations are lost or broken after upgrading to new release

  • Had project overruns and production downtime

  • Missed deployment milestones for rollouts and upgrades because of manual effort