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For over 10 years we help companies around the world to optimize the security and stability of their SAP landscapes. On the Virtual Forge Blog, our experts provide relevant content ready to help you to better understand and mitigate your IT risks.

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Life @ Virtual Forge

May 8, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

 

Life at Virtual Forge is multifaceted; our tasks are widely spread between IT, Support and Marketing. We would like to give you a better insight: What does the work day of, e.g. an employee in the Support department look like? Which qualities does one need to become a dual student in our IT department or what do our Sales employees associate with our company? 

We have asked our colleagues and will now introduce a new employee to you in our blog series “Life @ Virtual Forge” on a regular basis.
 

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More Security for DevOps

More and more companies are promoting close cooperation between development and operations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality software. But the fast DevOps environment requires a security approach that goes beyond the functional DevSecOps concept: Secure DevOps.

This article was published in "Computerwoche" at 07.05.2017 in German.

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Topics: DevOps, DevSecOps

CodeProfiler for HANA now supports SAPUI5

May 4, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

HEIDELBERG, Germany (May 04, 2018) – Virtual Forge, the leading provider of cyber security solutions for SAP®, today announced its CodeProfiler for HANA is now able to scan the SAPUI5 programming language. The company also announced new patents pending for the technology. CodeProfiler for HANA enables companies to run automated quality and security checks on their custom developments as lines of code are being developed on the SAP HANA platform.

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Topics: Secure Coding

Life @ Virtual Forge

April 10, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

 

Life at Virtual Forge is multifaceted; our tasks are widely spread between IT, Support and Marketing. We would like to give you a better insight: What does the work day of, e.g. an employee in the Support department look like? Which qualities does one need to become a dual student in our IT department or what do our Sales employees associate with our company? 

We have asked our colleagues and will now introduce a new employee to you in our blog series “Life @ Virtual Forge” on a regular basis.
 

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SAP® Security- Reading Recommendations

"If our economy is to thrive, our commitment to cyber-security must be consistent with our commitment to innovation." Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer of SAP®, presents this sentence in a security lecture by the American SAP user group ASUG. We, the Virtual Forge, can only agree here.

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

SAP Security: Hot Topics 2018

March 29, 2018 From Lars Kehrel

In times of increasingly linked IT systems and the growing relevance of systems and data in business processes, the business risk that IT carries on its shoulders is also increasing. 76% of all financial transactions worldwide pass through an SAP® system in at least one place!

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

Life @ Virtual Forge

March 20, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

 

Life at Virtual Forge is multifaceted; our tasks are widely spread between IT, Support and Marketing. We would like to give you a better insight: What does the work day of, e.g. an employee in the Support department look like? Which qualities does one need to become a dual student in our IT department or what do our Sales employees associate with our company? 

We have asked our colleagues and will now introduce a new employee to you in our blog series “Life @ Virtual Forge” on a regular basis.
 

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What the Internet of Things means for SAP® security

March 20, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Last week, a partnership between Deutsche Telekom and SAP® was announced to place greater emphasis on the Internet of Things - an important milestone for the adaptation of Industry 4.0. However, the increasing number of "connected" machines and devices brings up another topic: interface security.

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Life @ Virtual Forge

February 22, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

 

Life at Virtual Forge is multifaceted; our tasks are widely spread between IT, Support and Marketing. We would like to give you a better insight: What does the work day of, e.g. an employee in the Support department look like? Which qualities does one need to become a dual student in our IT department or what do our Sales employees associate with our company? 

We have asked our colleagues and will now introduce a new employee to you in our blog series “Life @ Virtual Forge” on a regular basis.
 

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Our SAP® Systems are Secure. Right?

February 19, 2018 From Caroline Neuber, Virtual Forge GmbH

Many companies assume that their SAP® systems are secure. After all, a lot of money was invested in the SAP software and SAP is trusted as one of the most successful software providers worldwide. It is therefore expected that the purchased products will also meet the current security standards. But what is the reality?

This text was published as an advertorial in issue 1/18 of the DSAG magazine "blaupause".

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Topics: Secure Coding

Dangers in SAP Transport Management Part 6: Transport of prohibited table contents

February 13, 2018 From Thomas Fritsch, Virtual Forge GmbH

Tabelle.pngThere are well over 100 tables in SAP® whose contents must not be transported. Each transport request is checked for such tables when it is saved and before the export. The relevant tables in the function module SYSTAB_CHECK are hard wired. The tables concerned are almost exclusively system tables that contain partial information about a comprehensive object from the workbench area and whose separate transport can lead to serious inconsistencies in the target system.

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SAP® Security: Do you know your SAP Security Situation?

January 30, 2018 From Caroline Neuber, Virtual Forge GmbH

IT security has many facets. Your SAP® systems are only one of them, but they are the most important ones. They contain personal data of your customers, employees and partners and depict the business processes that are vital for your survival. An attack on your SAP systems has serious consequences for your company. Not only considerable costs for detecting and correcting the attack, but also production downtime, high penalties and enormous damage to the image can be the result.

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

Life @ Virtual Forge 

January 22, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

 

Life at Virtual Forge is multifaceted; our tasks are widely spread between IT, Support and Marketing. We would like to give you a better insight: What does the work day of, e.g. an employee in the Support department look like? Which qualities does one need to become a dual student in our IT department or what do our Sales employees associate with our company? 

We have asked our colleagues and will now introduce a new employee to you in our blog series “Life @ Virtual Forge” on a regular basis.
 

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Vulnerabilities in processors: Everything SAP® Customers Need to Know about Spectre and Meltdown

January 18, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

The bombshell exploded directly at the beginning of the year: almost all computer chips worldwide are affected by the so-called "Spectre" and "Meltdown" attack scenarios. They have their effect on  hardware level and are therefore not limited to an OS. To make matters worse, the required patches will slow down affected devices. A vulnerability could not possibly cause more ripples. From an SAP® customer's viewpoint, the question whether this affects the security of my SAP systems comes to mind. Are they even at risk and if so, how high is the risk? Find all important answers in this post.

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Dangers in SAP® Transport Management Part 5: Logical File Names and Operating System Commands

January 8, 2018 From Thomas Fritsch, Virtual Forge GmbH

In order for developers to not have to worry about the specifics of the underlying operating system when accessing files or executing OS commands, SAP® uses the concept of logical file names and logical OS commands. For this, a logical file name (and file path) is stored for each physical file name (file path) coming into question. In analogy, platform-specific physical commands are allocated to a collective logical command.

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