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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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New Critical Public Exploits Put SAP Applications at Risk

May 3, 2019 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Due to the serious nature of the recent critical public exploits for SAP, dubbed “10KBLAZE,”, we are reposting this Onapsis blog. We believe it is important that our customers know about these exploits and what you can do to protect your SAP systems. Earlier this year, Virtual Forge agreed to be acquired by Onapsis.

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

SAP Interfaces and GDPR

April 29, 2019 From Dr. Oleksandr Panchenko

In a real SAP®-system landscape hundreds of communication partners exchange thousands of messages. As you can imagine, it results in a huge amount of data that is transmitted. The Virtual Forge InterfaceProfiler can monitor all the data flows and summarize the monitoring data at one central place. But wait, who is going to screen all this mass of data?

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SAP Security Today: 5 Challenges for CIOs (Part 2)

Successful Formula to SAP Security

Based on the C-level challenges described in Part 1, this section provides you with recommendations for action. Based on our many years of experience, we can present you with proven methods that make it possible to sustainably protect the SAP landscape in your company.

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

Life @ Virtual Forge Cecile

March 14, 2019 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 Today: 5 Challenges for CIOs

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) holds a responsible position in the company. He is responsible for all IT decisions affecting the company. A task that was still manageable in the early days of the Internet. Today, when a company can hardly do without strong IT, without connectivity and without digital transformation, the complexity of these issues is higher than ever.

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

Life @ Virtual Forge

February 6, 2019 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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Onapsis Signs Agreement to Acquire ERP Cybersecurity Company Virtual Forge

The proposed acquisition will strengthen Onapsis' leadership in ERP cybersecurity, enabling customers to holistically secure customizations of their cloud and on-premise business-critical applications.

Onapsis, the global leader in ERP cybersecurity and compliance,today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Virtual Forge, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. Onapsis’ platform is the most widely-used
cybersecurity solution that protects the ERP systems and business-critical applications of the world's largest organizations. Founded in 2006, Virtual Forge is the leading provider of solutions to automatically prevent, detect and remediate cybersecurity and compliance risks in customizations and extensions of SAP® applications. The combination of Onapsis and Virtual Forge will empower customers to have unparalleled visibility, incident response, management and compliance for business-critical applications.

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InterfaceProfiler: Getting it up and running!

January 15, 2019 From Dr. Oleksandr Panchenko

Hey guys, you probably have already read or heard about the InterfaceProfiler and are wondering what would it cost to get it in terms of time and effort investment. Let’s talk about this topic today.

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

Life @ Virtual Forge

January 15, 2019 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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Life @ Virtual Forge

December 4, 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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Human Trust Opens the Door to Cybercriminals

December 3, 2018 From Reza Mehman

91 percent of cyber attacks exploit humans as weak points, only 9 percent target technological gaps. These surprising figures were presented by Reza Mehman, Chief Innovation Officer at Virtual Forge, in his webinar "Cybersecurity in Transition". The IT security expert cited the good faith of many IT users as the main cause - and advised greater caution when using online services and the Internet.  

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Transport Threat Detection - from perceived security to real protection

November 22, 2018 From Thomas Fritsch, Virtual Forge GmbH

I remember a mission during my time in the German Armed Forces, when we had to move out, because the S-wire rolls (those with the small sharp blades), which were normally attached to the outer fence of the barrack, were replaced. For temporary protection, we were asked to put those wire rolls inside the fence. When we asked what this would do, anyone could climb onto the fence from the outside and then jump over the 40cm wide and high wire rolls, we were told: "That's what we do, so nobody can crawl underneath!

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Topics: Transport Security

Life @ Virtual Forge

October 25, 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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Digitalization Without Security Risks

Targeted Protective Measures Against Intruders  

Digital transformation poses threats to companies’ IT security. Cloud computing, networking, and functional enhancements are the key trends that offer cybercriminals ever new points of attack – and that call for systematic protective measures.

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk, Secure Coding

SAP Interfaces - Hotspots for Data Leaks

October 1, 2018 From Dr. Oleksandr Panchenko

Interview published on 28th of September in IT MANAGEMENT - DSAG SPEZIAL

The tools currently on the market do not provide a complete overview of SAP Interfaces. SAP interfaces are a growing IT security risk. In this interview, Dr. Oleksandr Panchenko, Security Architect at Virtual Forge, explains to us how companies can effectively safeguard themselves against threats.

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