Protecting National Interests, Not Just Documents: SECUDE’s HALOCORE Secures RCI’s PO Transactions
Chennai, 10 July – SECUDE, SAP partner and a leading data security provider specializing in security for SAP software, today announced the implementation of its HALOCORE solution at the Research Centre Imarat (RCI), a leading laboratory for the Defence Research & Development Laboratory – DRDO (Ministry of Defence, India), located in Hyderabad, Telangana. RCI is responsible for research and development of missile systems, guided weapons and advanced avionics for the Indian Armed Forces.
RCI has been leveraging Information Technology to a great degree to streamline and improve internal operations. It uses SAP as its core ERP system, thus breaking operational silos and integrating vital processes for seamless throughput. This is where all sensitive, confidential and critical information reside. Any unmonitored leak, data breach or data theft has the potential to cause huge disruption to operations, even compromising India’s national security interests.
Being a Defence Research Lab, RCI was aware that what it deals with was highly sensitive data and therefore it was keen to ensure that it deploys best-of-breed solutions to protect its security front for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) landscape, which also includes data security. In this regard, it shortlisted SECUDE’s HALOCORE® data security solution for SAP.
“We are in a very serious domain – technology for national security. Naturally, we take extreme precaution to protect our data inside and outside our premises. SECUDE convinced us of the robustness of its SAP data security solution, HALOCORE, after a string of discussions, demonstrations and a pilot project to gauge its performance within our operational environment. With SECUDE’s HALOCORE, we are now doubly reassured of the security of our data despite multifarious threats,” says Gautam Mahapatra (Director – Technology & Systems).
“Partnering with a premier institution, such as RCI, is a matter of great pride for SECUDE,” states Dola Krishna, Head – Sales, SECUDE India Private Ltd, who was instrumental in the deal and in implementing the solution at RCI.
“HALOCORE is a unique technology that protects intellectual property and other sensitive information extracted from SAP systems. By integrating directly with SAP, HALOCORE protects data with intelligent classification, strong encryption, and fine-grained access policies. This innovative approach allows RCI to maintain a high level of control and security over sensitive documents extracted from SAP. HALOCORE enables an enterprise to Block data that should not move out of SAP and to protect data that is required outside of SAP,” he adds.
HALOCORE, which consists of four modules: Monitor, Block, Protect, and Data Stream Intelligence, is currently being used in RCI. The solution’s audit functionality provides RCI visibility into all data that are extracted from the enterprise. In addition, the ‘Block’ module of the solution is used to provide an additional layer of security to RCI’s Purchase Order (PO) transactions.
In coming months, this SAP data security solution will be extended across all other materials and finance processes in RCI. Also, as a chosen data security solution for the SAP landscape, HALOCORE forms an integral part of DRDO’s plans to expand their enterprise solution built on SAP to their other labs.
SECUDE is an established global security solutions provider offering innovative IT data protection for users of SAP software.
Founded as a joint venture between SAP and Fraunhofer Institute in 1996, SECUDE maintained a close SAP technology partnership and became a reliable resource for security solutions for the SAP market with ‘Single Sign-On’ for SAP, which was acquired by SAP in 2011. With a focus on making business process for data protection efficient and automated with little or no user interference, SECUDE’s goal is to provide ease of use while minimizing cost of rollout and operations.
Leveraging its 20-plus years of experience in SAP security and business process know-how in protecting enterprise IP and data, SECUDE launched HALOCORE® as a holistic approach to protect SAP data exports.
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