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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

December 14, 2017 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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Higher SAP® Security by Running ABAP Code Scans

November 20, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

In order to systematically find security vulnerabilities in custom SAP® developments and to correct errors, Krones AG  introduced automated code checks despite of initial doubts. After a two year operating period, the machine and plant manufacturer draws a positive conclusion.

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Vulnerability Scanners for Your SAP® Systems

October 24, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

An increasing number of companies report on the importance of vulnerability scanners in the IT context. We will go one step further and tell you why it is reasonable to particularly use vulnerability scanners for your SAP® systems.

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The effect of the 'KRACK' WPA2 vulnerability for SAP® customers

October 18, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

The news about the KRACK attack is causing quite a fuss in the media. This is not surprising since it effects a Wi-Fi-technology thought to be safe until now. Plus, surely everyone uses this encryption. But what does this vulnerability to WPA2 encryption mean to SAP® customers?

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Why implementing SAP® security notes becomes increasingly important

October 12, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

In the past week, SAP® informed the public about a few SAP security vulnerabilities, which would have enabled attackers to unnoticeably steal data or sabotage SAP servers. Critical vulnerabilities found in SAP applications which are used by many customers.

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If you have heard of the SAP Gateway, you should read this.

October 4, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

It's amazing that this vulnerability was published as late as 2012, considering the fact that the SAP gateway is a standard interface for every SAP system. And specifically interfaces should be secured by all means. Eventually it was SAP themselves, which had drawn attention to the SAP Gateway Exploit. One of the most dangerous weaknesses of each SAP system is thus recognized - but still not secured at many SAP customers.

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DevSecOps – Same Subject, Different Day

September 21, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

It sometimes seems like new trends aren't even that new. This is especially hard to notice, if the trend has even gotten a new new. This is the case with DevOps or DevSecOps if security is being included.

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Tracking Risks in Custom Code

September 13, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

At TRUMPF, an interruption to its SAP system could have serious consequences. This is why the mechanical engineering company, located in southwestern Germany, takes a targeted approach to ensuring seamless system operations. One approach is to use the Virtual Forge CodeProfiler, which identifies risks in custom ABAP code. 


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Small solution – big impact

September 12, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Just like in life, small things can have a big impact on SAP development. For example, the quality of the customer’s code naturally depends on several factors, like the correct interception of exceptions, the use of sufficient comments, and making sure that database access does not unnecessarily waste any resources. But if one takes a closer look at customers’ development guidelines, one often finds a passage dictating naming conventions. Applying these naming conventions to all objects is not an easy task though.

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SAP Security in the Age of Digitalization

September 11, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

No matter if Industry 4.0, SAP HANA, Cloud or Blockchains: if you want to survive on the global market, you cannot afford to shut yourself off to recent IT trends. This is also shown by the relevant offers of SAP. But the progressing digitalization means higher demands on security.

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3 Ways to Minimize Email Phishing Attacks in Your Organization

August 29, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Old school email phishing attacks just won't go away.  Here's how to make sure your enterprise stays ready.

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Healthcare Enterprise Systems Need a Major Cybersecurity Overhaul

August 23, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

As hospitals increasingly utilize connected medical devices, healthcare enterprise systems are struggling to keep up with the new security measures that these devices require to keep them (and their patients) safe from hackers.

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A Focus on Digitalization Might Mean More Investment in Cybersecurity

August 3, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

As CEOs sit up and take notice of IT infrastructure by shifting investment dollars towards digitalization, CIOs see an opportunity for a larger cybersecurity investment.

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Cybersecurity Named 1 of 4 Core IT Skills Necessary for the Next Gen of Enterprise IT

July 26, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

The role of the IT professional has changed more in the last 5 years than most jobs. Cybersecurity is now one of four core IT skills that CIOs say will be necessary for the next generation of IT professionals.

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How to Improve Cyber Security Awareness in Your Workplace

July 11, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Here's how to make sure your employees have cyber security awareness and know to protect themselves and their company from vulnerabilities.

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