SAP provides the operational lifeblood of many enterprises with SAP modules providing essential functions that run the gamut from enterprise resource planning (ERP) to Human Resources (HR). SAP modules can contain sensitive data affected by internal governance mandates or external regulations. Such compliance drivers motivate enterprises using SAP to evaluate methods of securing data and achieving compliance.
This paper describes the unique challenges involved in securing SAP data. It highlights and compares the various technologies that can be used to secure SAP data along with the trade-offs posed by the different approaches. It illustrates how CipherTrust Data Security Platform from Thales provides protection for data in SAP environments.