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10 Fastest Growing SAP Companies 2017

One of the most reliable SAP Cyber Security providers: ERPScan

thesiliconreview-alexander-polyakov-cto-co-founder-erpscan-17ERPScan is the most respected and credible Business Application Security provider. Founded in 2010, the company operates globally. Awarded as an ‘Emerging vendor’ in Security by CRN and distinguished by more than 25 other awards – ERPScan is the leading SAP SE partner in discovering and resolving security vulnerabilities.

ERPScan consultants work with SAP SE in Walldorf supporting in improving security of their latest solutions. ERPScan’s primary mission is to close the gap between technical and business security, and provide solutions to evaluate and secure ERP systems and business-critical applications from both, cyber-attacks as well as internal fraud. Usually its clients are large enterprises, Fortune 2000 companies and managed service providers whose requirements are to actively monitor and manage security of vast SAP landscapes on a global scale.

The company’s flagship product is ERPScan Security Monitoring Suite for SAP. This multi award-winning innovative software is the only solution in the market certified by SAP SE covering all tiers of SAP security i.e. vulnerability assessment, source code review and Segregation of Duties. The largest companies from across diverse industries like oil and gas, banking, retail, even nuclear power installations as well as consulting companies have successfully deployed the software. ERPScan Monitoring Suite for SAP is specifically designed for enterprise systems to continuously monitor changes in multiple SAP systems. It generates and analyzes trends on user friendly dashboards, manages risks, tasks and can export results to external systems. These features enable central management of SAP system security with minimal time and effort. 

The team uses use ‘follow the sun’ principle and function in two hubs, located in the Netherlands and the US to operate local offices and partner network spanning 20+ countries around the globe. This enables monitoring cyber threats in real time while providing an agile customer support.

ERPScan Research Team

The company’s expertise is based on the research subdivision of ERPScan, which is engaged in vulnerability research and analysis of critical enterprise applications. It has achieved multiple acknowledgments from the largest software vendors like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, VMware, HP for exposing in excess of 400 vulnerabilities in their solutions (200 of them just in SAP!). 

ERPScan researchers take proud in exposing new types of vulnerabilities (TOP 10 Web hacking techniques 2012) and were nominated for best server-side vulnerability in BlackHat 2013. ERPScan experts have been invited to speak, present and train at 60+ prime international security conferences in 25+ countries across the continents. These include BlackHat, RSA, HITB as well as private trainings for SAP in several Fortune 2000 companies.

ERPScan researchers lead project EAS-SEC, which is focused on enterprise application security research and awareness. They have published 3 exhaustive annual award-winning surveys about SAP Security. ERPScan experts have been interviewed by leading media resources and specialized info-sec publications worldwide, these include Reuters, Yahoo, SC Magazine, The Register, CIO, PC World, DarkReading, Heise and Chinabyte to name a few.

The company has highly qualified experts in staff with experience in many different fields of security, from web applications and mobile/embedded to reverse engineering and ICS/SCADA systems, accumulating their experience to conduct research in SAP system security.

Why Do You Need To Monitor Sap Security?

Interest in SAP security is growing exponentially and the numerous attacks play a significant role in driving this interest. Take, for example, recent breaches revealed in SAP system of a government contractor USIS. Most leading analyst firms such as Gartner and IDC agree that traditional solutions can’t help when it comes to securing ERP systems that so often become targets for attacks. 

“In-depth assessments of databases and applications such as ERP systems (for example SAP or Oracle), specially, are not widely supported in traditional VA solutions, which focus on devices”. – Gartner’s Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment 2014.

SAP systems and business-critical applications store the most critical corporate data that can at some point be used for espionage, sabotage or fraud purposes. Unfortunately, because of extreme complexity and the high level of customization these applications are vulnerable to many attacks. 

Manual in-depth assessment of an SAP landscape is a very time-consuming process as, for example, there may be more than 10 000 user access control vulnerabilities and configuration issues just in one system. 

Numerous general security solutions, from security scanners to SIEM, scarcely protect SAP. 

SAP security is a combination of 3 different areas: Vulnerability Management, Source Code Security and Segregation of Duties. Unique expertise is required to manage all of these areas together. Most solutions focused on SAP cover only a narrow set of issues.

How can ERPScan help?

This award-winning software is the only certified by SAP SE solution on the market that enables effective Identification, Analysis and Remediation of security issues and helps to protect system against cyber-attacks and internal fraud.

It embraces the three tiers of SAP security: Vulnerability Management, Source Code Security for custom ABAP and JAVA programs, and Segregation of Duties.

ERPScan is specifically designed for enterprise systems to continuously monitor changes that happen in multiple SAP systems. It makes identifying threats an easy process, helps management with smart dashboards, is capable of high-level trend analysis, security data correlation, and more importantly, enables efficient remediation of identified issues.

Meet the Chieftain

Alexander Polyakov, CTO & Co-Founder: Alexander co-founded ERPScan in 2010. Recognized as an R&D professional and Entrepreneur of the year. His expertise covers the security of enterprise business-critical software like ERP, CRM, SRM and industry specific solutions developed by enterprise software companies such as SAP and Oracle. He has received several accolades, and published over 100 vulnerabilities. He has authored multiple whitepapers such as annual award winning “SAP Security in Figures” and surveys devoted to information security research in SAP. Alexander has authored a book about Oracle Database security and has presented his research on SAP and ERP security at more than 50 conferences and trainings in 20+ countries in all continents. He has also held trainings for the CISOs of Fortune 2000 companies, and for SAP SE itself.

"We are the first and continue to be leading in business application security research."