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Protect4S gives Rabobank a firm grip on SAP security risks

Han Vaessen – Delivery Manager Back Office, Rabobank


Until the beginning of 2019, Rabobank used Protect4S every 2 years to check their SAP systems. This resulted in having to implement big security projects which put huge pressure on the organisation. In addition to this, it became increasingly difficult to answer queries from internal and external auditors. The logical next step was to use Protect4S more frequently.
Han Vaessen, Delivery Manager Back Office, responsible for SAP security at the Rabobank, says:

“IT is becoming increasingly important in the banking world, especially as regards managing risks. Add to this the fact that SAP is a business critical application which contains all data related to business customers, and soon also to private customers. Protect4S not only helps us to scan our SAP systems more frequently but provides us with insight into the risks involved. This importantly allows us to switch the SAP security process from reactive to preventive.”

At the beginning of 2019 Rabobank acquired and installed Protect4S. They were familiar with the people behind Protect4S and were aware of their authority and reputation regarding SAP security. That same expertise is visible in the Protect4S software.

Working with Protect4S

In February 2019 Protect4S was installed for 8 SAP production systems. Since then monthly scans have been run, with the result that measures can be taken continuously to stay in control of SAP security risks. Mr. Vaessen mainly uses the Protect4S reporting features, while his technical SAP staff members use the software to remediate and mitigate the risks detected. After 6 months of working with Protect4S he sees the following benefits:

“With the reports coming from Protect4S, I can provide my stakeholders i.e. risk managers, controllers, inspectors and auditors, with a good overview of and insight into the relevant SAP security risks. In addition, Protect4S has enabled us to have a standardised and preventive SAP security process which meets the demands from internal and external audits.

Protect4S has certainly lived up to our expectations and they have shown that they listen to their customers’ feedback and additional requirements. We are confident in the future and look forward to new Protect4S functionality, which keep us a step ahead.

About Rabobank

Rabobank is an international financial institution which provides services on a cooperative basis. They deliver services in areas of retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking, leasing and real estate. As a cooperative bank, they give absolute priority to the interest of their clients. They have about 8,3 million clients globally.

About Protect4S

Protect4S is an SAP Platform Security solution that enables SAP security automation and continuous improvement of your SAP security by a repeated process of: Scanning – Analysis – Mitigation. This is executed on all relevant layers of Operating System, Database and Application. As a certified SAP Add-On Protect4S is quick and easy to install (without agents) so that you can get started in 1 day.

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