Throughout the world, high-profile large organizations (aerospace and defense, automotive, banking, chemicals, financial service providers, healthcare, high tech, insurance, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail, telecommunications, and utilities) and governments are using SAP software to process their most mission-critical, highly sensitive data. With more than 100,000 installations, SAP is the world's largest enterprise software company and the world's third largest independent software supplier overall. Despite this widespread use, there have been very few books written on SAP implementation and security, despite a great deal of interest. (There are 220,000 members in an on-line SAP 'community' seeking information, ideas and tools on the IT Toolbox Website alone.) Managing SAP user authentication and authorizations is becoming more complex than ever, as there are more and more SAP products involved that have very different access issues. It's a complex area that requires focused expertise. This book is designed for these network and systems administrator who deal with the complexity of having to make judgmental decisions regarding enormously complicated and technical data in the SAP landscape, as well as pay attention to new compliance rules and security regulations. Most SAP users experience significant challenges when trying to manage and mitigate the risks in existing or new security solutions and usually end up facing repetitive, expensive re-work and perpetuated compliance challenges. This book is designed to help them properly and efficiently manage these challenges on an ongoing basis. It aims to remove the 'Black Box' mystique that surrounds SAP security. * The most comprehensive coverage of the essentials of SAP security currently available: risk and control management, identity and access management, data protection and privacy, corporate governance, legal and regulatory compliance. * This book contains information about SAP security that is not available anywhere else to help the reader avoid the "gotchas" that may leave them vulnerable during times of upgrade or other system changes *Companion Web site provides custom SAP scripts, which readers can download to install, configure and troubleshoot SAP.
Enter the fast-paced world of SAP HANA 2.0 with this introductory guide. Begin with an exploration of the technological backbone of SAP HANA as a database and platform. Then, step into key SAP HANA user roles and discover core capabilities for administration, application development, advanced analytics, security, data integration, and more. No matter how SAP HANA 2.0 fits into your business, this book is your starting point. In this book, you'll learn about: a. Technology Discover what makes an in-memory database platform. Learn about SAP HANA's journey from version 1.0 to 2.0, take a tour of your technology options, and walk through deployment scenarios and implementation requirements. b. Tools Unpack your SAP HANA toolkit. See essential tools in action, from SAP HANA cockpit and SAP HANA studio, to the SAP HANA Predictive Analytics Library and SAP HANA smart data integration. c. Key Roles Understand how to use SAP HANA as a developer, administrator, data scientist, data center architect, and more. Explore key tasks like backend programming with SQLScript, security setup with roles and authorizations, data integration with the SAP HANA Data Management Suite, and more. Highlights include: 1) Architecture 2) Administration 3) Application development 4) Analytics 5) Security 6) Data integration 7) Data architecture 8) Data center
SAP can help you capture better information and deliver it more quickly, allowing you to make better decisions and maximize the business value of everything you do. However, SAP implementations require massive effort, total buy-in, and significant change throughout the organization. In SAP Implementation Unleashed, 10 expert SAP project managers, functional consultants, and technologists guide you through the entire journey, helping you avoid pain and pitfalls and gain all the benefits of SAP. The authors introduce start-to-finish business, technical, and project management roadmaps for successful SAP implementation. Then, drawing on their immense experience, they walk you through the entire process of planning and deployment—addressing make-or-break issues and hidden gaps that other guidebooks ignore. You’ll discover how to employ processes, models, and toolsets that help you achieve implementation excellence while systematically reducing cost and business risk. Along the way, you’ll find actionable advice and real-world insight into innovative project management, best-suited leadership, effective load testing, contemporary infrastructure implementation, and more. George W. Anderson is responsible for providing enterprise applications thought leadership for the EDS/HP office of the CTO. A long-time SAP consultant and PMI-certified project manager, George has authored several best-selling books and enjoys new challenges. Charles D. Nilson is a senior program manager for EDS/HP and has led many successful SAP implementation teams over the years. He is a PMI PMP and is SAP Partner Academy certified in MM and PP. Tim Rhodes is a senior SAP technical consultant for EDS/HP and a Basis/infrastructure veteran focused on implementing, migrating, and upgrading SAP Business Suite and NetWeaver solutions. Tim is also an SAP-certified technical consultant, OCP, MCSE, and HP Master ASE. Detailed Information on How To... Define the business vision driving your implementation, and use it to design your solution Use TCO techniques to fully understand SAP’s financial impact in your organization Structure your SAP project management office, business teams, technical support organization, and overall project team Size, plan, and test your SAP infrastructure to deliver the best performance and availability at the best cost Integrate SAP into an SOA environment Install and configure SAP Business Suite and NetWeaver components Perform basic functional configuration, testing, and change management activities Enable a smooth transition by successfully performing the critical tasks that immediately precede SAP Go-Live Choose the right mix of tools and applications to test, manage, and monitor SAP Prepare your SAP Operations team for its post-implementation responsibilities
IBM® InfoSphere® Guardium® provides the simplest, most robust solution for data security and data privacy by assuring the integrity of trusted information in your data center. InfoSphere Guardium helps you reduce support costs by automating the entire compliance auditing process across heterogeneous environments. InfoSphere Guardium offers a flexible and scalable solution to support varying customer architecture requirements. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a guide for deploying the Guardium solutions. This book also provides a roadmap process for implementing an InfoSphere Guardium solution that is based on years of experience and best practices that were collected from various Guardium experts. We describe planning, installation, configuration, monitoring, and administrating an InfoSphere Guardium environment. We also describe use cases and how InfoSphere Guardium integrates with other IBM products. The guidance can help you successfully deploy and manage an IBM InfoSphere Guardium system. This book is intended for the system administrators and support staff who are responsible for deploying or supporting an InfoSphere Guardium environment.
SAP S/4HANA is here, and the stakes are high. Get your project right with this guide to SAP Activate! Understand the road ahead: What are the phases of SAP Activate? Which activities happen when? Start by setting up a working system, then walk through guided configuration, and learn how to deploy SAP S/4HANA in your landscape: on-premise, cloud, or hybrid. Take advantage of SAP Activate's agile methodology, and get the guidance you need for a smooth and successful go-live! In this book, you'll learn about: a. Foundations Get up to speed with SAP Activate. Learn about key concepts like fit-to-standard and fit/gap analysis, understand the methodology, and walk through the key phases of project management. b. Tools and Technologies Open up your SAP Activate toolkit. See how to access SAP Activate content with SAP Best Practices Explorer, SAP Solution Manager, and more. Then, use SAP Best Practices and SAP Model Company to set up a working system for your workshops. c. Deployment Deploy SAP S/4HANA, step by step. Follow detailed instructions to plan, prepare for, and execute your on-premise or cloud deployment activities according to SAP Activate. Walk through key scenarios for a hybrid implementation of SAP S/4HANA in your landscape. Highlights Include: 1) Deployment 2) Guided configuration 3) Agile project delivery 4) SAP Best Practices 5) SAP Model Company 6) Organizational change management 7) SAP S/4HANA 8) SAP S/4HANA Cloud 9) Hybrid landscapes 10) C_ACTIVATE05 certification
|Author||: Axel Buecker,Ivy Chiu,Kenny Chow,Ingo Dressler,Anthony Ferguson,Vaughan Harper,David Moore,Zoran Radenkovic,Guy Redding,John Robinson,Sascha Schefenacker,Franz Wolfhagen,IBM Redbooks|
|Publisher||: IBM Redbooks|
|Release Date||: 2012-03-19|
|ISBN 10||: 0738436569|
|Pages||: 434 pages|
Many large and medium-sized organizations have made strategic investments in the SAP NetWeaver technology platform as their primary application platform. In fact, SAP software is used to manage many core business processes and data. As a result, it is critical for all organizations to manage the life cycle of user access to the SAP applications while adhering to security and risk compliance requirements. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss the integration points into SAP solutions that are supported by the IBM Security access and identity management product capabilities. IBM Security software offers a range of identity management (IdM) adapters and access management components for SAP solutions that are available with IBM Tivoli® Identity Manager, IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator, IBM Tivoli Directory Server, IBM Access Manager for e-business, IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On, and IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager. This book is a valuable resource for security officers, consultants, administrators, and architects who want to understand and implement an identity management solution for an SAP environment.
Break down the misconceptions of the Internet of Things by examining the different security building blocks available in Intel Architecture (IA) based IoT platforms. This open access book reviews the threat pyramid, secure boot, chain of trust, and the SW stack leading up to defense-in-depth. The IoT presents unique challenges in implementing security and Intel has both CPU and Isolated Security Engine capabilities to simplify it. This book explores the challenges to secure these devices to make them immune to different threats originating from within and outside the network. The requirements and robustness rules to protect the assets vary greatly and there is no single blanket solution approach to implement security. Demystifying Internet of Things Security provides clarity to industry professionals and provides and overview of different security solutions What You'll Learn Secure devices, immunizing them against different threats originating from inside and outside the networkGather an overview of the different security building blocks available in Intel Architecture (IA) based IoT platformsUnderstand the threat pyramid, secure boot, chain of trust, and the software stack leading up to defense-in-depth Who This Book Is For Strategists, developers, architects, and managers in the embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) space trying to understand and implement the security in the IoT devices/platforms.
In the last fifty years the world has been completely transformed through the use of IT. We have now reached a new inflection point. This book presents, for the first time, how in-memory data management is changing the way businesses are run. Today, enterprise data is split into separate databases for performance reasons. Multi-core CPUs, large main memories, cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are serving as the foundation for the transition of enterprises away from this restrictive model. This book provides the technical foundation for processing combined transactional and analytical operations in the same database. In the year since we published the first edition of this book, the performance gains enabled by the use of in-memory technology in enterprise applications has truly marked an inflection point in the market. The new content in this second edition focuses on the development of these in-memory enterprise applications, showing how they leverage the capabilities of in-memory technology. The book is intended for university students, IT-professionals and IT-managers, but also for senior management who wish to create new business processes.
Explore how to protect and defend your SAP S/4HANA applications, Fiori, Gateway, and the SAP HANA database platform. Learn how to create a consistent cross-system authorization concept and translate the technical specifics for each system into a comprehensive and consistent security model. Explore technical security aspects such as privileges and roles, authentication and encryption, and monitoring for S/4HANA. Compare and contrast SAP S/4HANA applications to the SAP ERP security model and identify what has changed. This book is up to date for SAP HANA 2.0! Dive into SAP S/4HANA authorizations and gain an understanding of the impact on the new front-end and database security setup, and why the different levels need to be consistent. Get best practices for SAP Fiori and Gateway. Find out why it is important to secure SAP HANA from an application layer point of view, as well as a database point of view. Take an in-depth look at how to secure the SAP Application Server, database, operating system, and the network infrastructure. - Effectively secure SAP S/4HANA, Fiori, and Gateway - Privileges and roles, authentication, encryption, and monitoring - Mobile access and SSO considerations - Cross-system authorization concepts and implementation
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2014, held in Vienna, Austria, in August 2014. The 16 full papers and 18 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 91 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: architecture decisions and knowledge; architecture patterns and anti-patterns; reference architectures and metamodels; architecture description languages; enterprise architecture, SOA and cloud computing; components and connectors; quality attributes; and architecture analysis and verification.
Start making better business decisions backed by data About This Book Predict new opportunities and risks in a few mouse clicks Eliminate complexity with tools that let you plan, analyze, and collaborate in context—in real time Discover, visualize, plan, and predict in a single product with agile BI tools Who This Book Is For This book targets IT professionals, business analysts, BI developers, managers, newcomers to SAP Analytics Cloud, and ultimately anyone who wants to learn from self-paced, professional guidance and needs a solid foundation in SAP Analytics Cloud. What You Will Learn A clear understanding of SAP Analytics Cloud platform Create data models using different data sources, including Excel and text files . Present professional analyses using different types of charts, tables, geo maps, and more Using stories, drill up and down instantly to analyze data from various angles Share completed stories with other team members or compile them in SAP Digital Boardroom agendas for presentation to major stakeholders Export the results of a story to a PDF file Save time by planning, analyzing, predicting, and collaborating in context Discover, visualize, plan, and predict in one product as opposed to separate solutions In Detail The book starts with the basics of SAP Analytics Cloud (formerly known as SAP BusinessObjects Cloud) and exposes almost every significant feature a beginner needs to master. Packed with illustrations and short, essential, to-the-point descriptions, the book provides a unique learning experience. Your journey of exploration starts with a basic introduction to the SAP Analytics Cloud platform. You will then learn about different segments of the product, such as Models, Stories, Digital Boardroom, and so on. Then, you are introduced to the product's interface: the Home screen, the main menu, and more. Then comes the hands-on aspect of the book, which starts with model creation. Next, you learn how to utilize a model to prepare different types of stories(reports) with the help of charts, tables, Geo Maps, and more. In the final chapters of this book, you will learn about Digital Boardroom, Collaboration, and Administration. Style and approach The easy-to-follow visual instructions provided in this book help business users and report developers create simple and complex stories (reports) quickly
|Author||: Massimo Manara,Andrea Cavalleri|
|Publisher||: SAP PRESS|
|Release Date||: 2012|
|ISBN 10||: 9781592294060|
|Pages||: 346 pages|
Provides 100 little-known time-saving tips and tricks Features detailed instructions and guiding screenshots Presents practical, expert advice for system administrators Work smarter with authorizations! Have you ever had an unauthorized user access something in your system that you could have sworn was off limits? Here you go: SAP PRESS equips you with 100 Things that unlock the secrets of managing your security and authorizations in SAP. With this book, users of all levels will: Save time With the shortcuts and workarounds provided, you ll learn how to complete your daily authorizations and security tasks faster and more elegantly. Learn quickly Full of screenshots and instructions, this book will help you pick up new tips and tricks in no time, such as implementing effective auditing practices and better security. Develop new skills You ll discover new ways of doing your work and find yourself saying, I wish I d known how to do this a long time ago! Tip 93: You can increase your authorizations governance by revalidating your roles! At least once a year, authorizations administrators have to perform a roles revalidation to confi rm that the roles content is still correct.This tip will help you avoid the common technical errors and teach you how to prepare and document the role reporting to revalidate roles for the business. Find out more on page 309!