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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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Software Imports in SAP: An Invitation for every Hacker

There is hardly anyone who would deny that the import of external transports into a SAP system is always associated with a slightly uncomfortable feeling. Usually you have to trust that the vendor of the transport is trustworthy and does not intentionally or unintentionally bring code or table contents with it that compromise or even completely undermine system security. The unnoticed manipulation or replacement of the transport order by third parties during the software delivery process is also possible. 

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Secure SAP Interfaces with the new Virtual Forge InterfaceProfiler

July 17, 2018 From Lars Kehrel

Virtual Forge, the leading provider of cyber security solutions for SAP®, is pleased to announce a major addition to the Virtual Forge Security Suite: The InterfaceProfiler. The new InterfaceProfiler solution is designed to automate the analysis of the wide-ranging risks of interfaces and provides a comprehensive overview of system landscapes continuously growing in complexity.

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How you can Hack any SAP® System through Transports unnoticed

July 5, 2018 From Lars Kehrel

At this year's ASUG Conference in the USA, SAP’s CSO presented 10 topics that are highly relevant for the security of SAP® systems. These include areas such as network and database security, authorizations and code security. However, two very important areas were missing in this overview: the safeguarding of interfaces and the security of transports. In our opinion, the lack of these areas in many lists is a major omission.  

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk, Transport Security

Life @ Virtual Forge

July 5, 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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Dangers in SAP Transport Management

Virtual Forge's research department has discovered an extremely critical vulnerability in the SAP® transport management.

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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