Bridging Technology Landscapes for Enhanced Data Security: A Microsoft Case Study

Microsoft implements SECUDE’s HALOCORE Data Security Solution to Monitor and Protect SAP Data

HALOCORE provides effective classification and protection of sensitive data by controlling SAP exports and encrypting extracted documents with Azure Information Protection. Deploying HALOCORE at Microsoft helps us keep our company more secure and compliant,” says Shalini Gupta, Principal Privacy Lead – Microsoft.

About the client

Microsoft Corporation enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. The Microsoft 365 suite of solutions provides a complete and intelligent solution that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely.

With over 100,000 employees worldwide, Microsoft is also a major SAP user, leveraging the ERP platform to drive seamless operations within the organization and with external stakeholders – leading to significant business processes across the globe.

Microsoft’s SAP data security drive

SECUDE will work with Microsoft to integrate its HALOCORE solution with Microsoft Azure Information Protection providing additional security to SAP users.

Microsoft’s goal is to help customers strengthen their overall security position and protect data with intelligent classification, strong encryption and fine-grained access policies. This allows customers to maintain a high level of control and security over sensitive documents extracted from SAP systems.

Why SECUDE?

The shared goals around information protection make SECUDE’s HALOCORE the solution of choice in protecting sensitive data in SAP.

 HALOCORE @ Microsoft

Leveraging the Protect module, Microsoft’s internal users download encrypted data, especially Critical Tables using ‘Mapping of Tables’, with Azure Information Protection, ensuring that only Microsoft employees can open these exports – unauthorized users will not be able to access the information.

Key highlights of the implementation

  • Monitoring, classification & protection for SAP GUI Downloads for Critical Tables.
  • Successfully classify, label, log and protect SAP GUI data downloads using Azure Information Protection policies in SAP SOX systems.
  • Close support from SECUDE’s technical and development teams and Customer Service Desk.

The Benefits

Drive user adoption. Deploying HALOCORE help end users protect critical data with Azure Information Protection – with no disruption to their workflow. Azure Information Protection strong document encryption feature runs in the background without impairing ongoing business processes thus doing away with intrusive manual encryption processes.

Device and platform agnostic capability. HALOCORE in combination with Azure Information Protection is the only truly comprehensive solution that secures critical SAP data exiting at end points. The solution is device and platform agnostic, i.e. it works on desktop, laptop, and mobile end points as well as on SAP and non-SAP platforms.

 Silent and automatic. HALOCORE automates classification and protection of SAP data, applying Azure Information Protection policy against SAP downloads without any user intervention. The solution supports all common files types (with labeling), securing exchange of all document’s types with colleagues, partners and customers.

Related Reading

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