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How SECUDE’s HALOCORE complements  Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance for securing sensitive SAP data

The new normal of working remotely calls for solutions that are seamless, flexible, and secure. Most enterprises believe that they are well-equipped to address the evolving cybersecurity threats.

However, when employees connect through a myriad of devices, most of the time the security is highly questionable. This is because either they do not use secure devices or lack critical security updates.

With cyberattacks becoming highly sophisticated, a host of security challenges awaits for the enterprise!

Caught off-guard, enterprises either end up paying huge amounts as ransom or they lose the trust of their valuable customers as their data stands exposed.

According to a recent IDG report, nearly 80% of senior IT and IT security leaders believe their organizations lack sufficient protection against cyberattacks despite increased IT security investments made in 2020 to deal with distributed IT and work-from-home challenges.

According to Forrester Research, increasing mobility and collaboration are two of the driving factors that empower employees to achieve more through better collaboration and communication.

Employees collaborate or communicate with customers, clients, or co-workers more frequently. This means that now, more than ever, the technology solutions that they have must empower them to work smarter and more collaboratively, but in a way that ensures security and regulatory compliance as well.

There are a wide range of solutions from Microsoft to empower the modern workplace. Enterprise customers may need to support its digital business transformation by using many of the Microsoft 365 E5 security features to secure collaboration and productivity with an automated approach.

How Microsoft 365 E5Compliance meets the cybersecurity challenges

With the Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance license advanced security features are available which go beyond those included in the basic licenses, such as M365 E3 and others.

Most enterprises assume that E3 is good enough for their organization. However, Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance combines the best-in-class productivity apps with advanced security, compliance, voice, and analytical capabilities. It extends identity and threat protection with integrated and automated security to help stop damaging attacks.

Microsoft with its advanced security features protects your critical systems and data within the same ecosystem and avoids costly complexity that may increase your risk.

The Microsoft Enterprise E5 suite improves security across four main areas:

  1. Identity and Access Management  (IAM)
  2. Information Protection
  3. Threat Protection
  4. Security Management

Together, these solutions reduce the time taken to detect security-related anomalies, which in turn reduces the number of end user-related security events, the time taken to remediate the issues, and the business impact. By identifying more suspicious threats and addressing them faster, organizations can reduce their overall security risk, avoiding costly breaches.

What about the data – Is it at risk?

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that the total global data storage is projected to exceed 200 zettabytes by 2025. This includes data stored on private and public IT infrastructures, on utility infrastructures, on private and public cloud data centers, on personal computing devices – PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones – and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. 

With so much data explosion, enterprises might think of protecting their data, especially sensitive data. Whenever you think of data security you have to consider data in these three states – data in use, data at rest, and data in transit.

Most large enterprises, use SAP systems to manage their business operations across business departments and for customer relations. As a result, large amounts of data are generated and stored in SAP systems.

Increased collaboration and communication have made data sharing across departments, across various geographies, and devices possible. Sharing data within the SAP system is secure but outside the SAP environment, data can still be vulnerable to cyberattacks. 

The challenge is to adapt the data into a functional and risk management strategy. While Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) can help with “during” and “after” a breach, it is best to prevent a data compromise in the first place.

This is where SECUDE’s HALOCORE helps.

HALOCORE is a unique technology that leverages Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) and protects data extracted from SAP systems with intelligent data classification, storage encryption, and fine-grained access policies even outside the SAP environment.

How HALOCORE complements Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance

HALOCORE is a unique technology that protects intellectual property and other sensitive data extracted from SAP systems.

By integrating directly with SAP, HALOCORE protects data with automated data classification, blocks unauthorized reports, and helps generate fine-grained access policies.

This innovative approach allows enterprises to maintain a high level of control and security over sensitive documents extracted from SAP throughout their lifetime, even if these have been shared via email, downloaded to a recipient PC, or printed as PDF. HALOCORE protects data exported out of SAP using Microsoft Information protection (MIP).

The table below outlines the areas where HALOCORE effectively complements your Microsoft 365 E5 application.

HALOCORE vs Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance

Conclusion 

In today’s dynamic landscape with the threat landscape being more sophisticated, security is becoming an enormously complex problem that’s challenging and expensive to solve.  

Sophisticated cyber-attacks require a more sophisticated approach. That is why it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of your current cybersecurity measures and make amendments where necessary.

When you have already invested in Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), you need to protect your sensitive SAP data exports by leveraging HALOCORE that provides the highest level of data security.

To learn more about how to protect your sensitive SAP data with HALOCORE write to us at or to request a demo, visit https://secude.com/contact

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