Protect4S is enabling MCB to stay compliant and provides insight into the SAP Security risks
Near the end of 2015, the annual audit at MCB uncovered many security risks and issues, which in turn led to a security project starting early in 2016. Bekim Rama, SAP Technical consultant asked Fred van de Langenberg to demonstrate their solution, Protect4S. When asked about the old situation at MCB, Bekim Rama says:
“At MCB we lacked the insight into the SAP Security issues and risks that existed and there was simply too much manual work we had do to stay up to date with SAP Security Notes. That’s the main reason that we were not compliant.”
Eric van Dongen, MCB (left) – Joris de Vis, Protect4S (middle) - Bekim Rama, MCB (right)
Starting with Protect4S
After the successful demo of Protect4S, the manager of IT Operations Marleen Cremers obtained licenses for their SAP systems in june 2016. Nowadays Protect4S secures 5 different SAP Production systems that are kept up-to-date with 4 releases per year containing SAP Security Notes. Apart from Bekim, only 2 other SAP technical consultants are responsible for scanning, analysis and mitigation of the found vulnerabilities. After 1.5 years of actively using Protect4S, Marleen Cremers says:
“After a convincing demonstration from Fred van the Langenberg (partner of Protect4S) we started working with the solution in June 2016. Since then we comply with the annual auditing standards and management now has a good impression of the risks and measures taken, thanks to the clear reports from Protect4S.”
Thanks to Protect4S, MCB complies with the auditing standard and the SAP Security level has been improved. Management now has a greater insight in the Sap Security risks, trends and mitigation measures that have been taken. MCB has saved a lot on manual work because Protect4S has largely automated the periodic activities of scanning, analysis and mitigation.
MCB has been a metal wholesale company for 75 years. From the main head office of MCB Holding in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, MCB Business & Information services facilitate their operating companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. These operating companies are all metal wholesalers and they deal primarily in: (stainless) steel, aluminium, copper and messing and strive to supply their customers with the correct metals at the correct time and location.
Protect4S is an AddOn certified by SAP that is installed on the SAP Solution Manager. Protec4S ensures the continuous security of your SAP landscape by enabling a cyclic process of Scan-Analyse-Mitigation. This process is executed on all relevant layers: Operating System, Database and SAP application layer.