SECUDE implements HALOCORE® in Microsoft

HALOCORE is the only Microsoft AIP partner that provides deep classification and complete integration with SAP enterprise software for all Azure RMS installations

Lucerne, 28 May 2018: SECUDE, SAP partner and leading data security provider specializing in security for SAP software, today, officially announced that it has implemented HALOCORE® in Microsoft’s enterprise. Starting with Microsoft’s Seattle headquarters this will be a gradual global roll out.

Microsoft is preparing to become GDPR compliant. It uses SAP to manage business operations across departments and for customer relations, collaborating and sharing data across departments, geographies, and roles. However, there is no guarantee that data at end points do not leak and those that are authorized to be exported from SAP would be automatically encrypted based on MIP policies. Thus, Microsoft required a solution that could effectively block data that is not authorized to leave the SAP enterprise software and, at the same time, seamlessly integrate data security to MIP without users’ manual intervention to extend data protection outside.

HALOCORE, through its ‘Protect’ module, extends the SAP access control shield for Intellectual Property (IP), Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and even Toxic Data and other sensitive data beyond an SAP enterprise application’s boundary. HALOCORE intercepts the data being downloaded from SAP and applies fully customizable classification labels to the document metadata.

Bringing Microsoft’s encryption capabilities seamlessly to internal users

HALOCORE is tightly integrated with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP). Using MIP every document exported from Microsoft’s SAP applications is automatically and efficiently encrypted at the server level before it arrives on any device. Using the automated HALOCORE classification engine, Microsoft will be able to assign granular authorizations and user rights to sensitive data, allowing easy and secure exchange of documents between users within and outside the organization.

Dr. Heiner Kromer, Chairman and Managing Director of SECUDE International AG, states, “It is a great delight to note that Microsoft Corporation has identified the value of HALOCORE and has implemented it completely within the organization. This further vindicates our stand that HALOCORE has a vital role to play in protecting data from leaking outside SAP and protecting those that are required to. It is an honor for SECUDE to partner with Microsoft and in being the conjunction for SAP and Microsoft in the critical area of security for data exports.”

HALOCORE is a natural integrator that bridges both the worlds – the SAP ERP and Microsoft in a seamless manner. What makes it compelling for the employees of corporations of all sizes is that classification and protection of SAP data leveraging MIP policy for SAP downloads is done automatically – in other words effortlessly. In today’s world of simplified user experience, this feature is a necessity.

Seamless integration with the existing infrastructure, which is easy to use and manage, is imperative for adoption. HALOCORE ensures this for Microsoft’s MIP solution in the SAP landscape. Leveraging MIP, HALOCORE would empower organizations to centrally configure and deploy their classification properties and policies, thus enabling persistent protection of sensitive information, no matter where it is moved, including mobile and cloud platforms,” adds Dr. Kromer.

About SECUDE

SECUDE is an established global security solutions provider offering innovative IT data protection for SAP users.

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.

SECUDE’s solutions are trusted by many Fortune 500 and DAX listed companies. With branches in Europe, North America and Asia, SECUDE supports customers with the implementation of IT security strategies through a global network. For more information, visit www.secude.com and follow our social media channels:  LinkedIn,  Twitter, and  YouTube.

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