Remote Access Security

Secure Remote Access to ERP Data

Can your organization maintain strict data security policies
when access to your ERP is available outside your corporate network?

A strategic step towards upgrading the ERP user experience is by making transactions mobile-friendly. Companies are prioritizing remote access to self-service modules like benefits enrollment, time entry, approvals, and student self-service so that users can complete tasks on their own time and often on their own devices. This shift has put a sharp focus on remote access security.

Despite the benefits of mobilizing and opening applications for remote access, security ramifications are a major concern. Expansion of access to sensitive data beyond a secure network perimeter increases the risk of threats and more successful breaches. Also, the proliferation of user-centric threats adds to the risk, as hackers increasingly target individual users and devices – leveraging the human-error factor to their advantage.

Key Challenges

No Native SAML Support

Many legacy ERP applications lack native SAML support. As a result, they cannot connect with SAML supporting ID providers and are likely to be alienated from other enterprise applications. Most off-the-shelf SSO providers are unaware of this limitation and suggest custom development, which is costly, time-consuming, and often requires the purchase of additional hardware

Native Access Controls are Static

ERP applications rely on role-based access controls (RBAC.). As remote access requirements increase, organizations need more flexibility to control what users can access based on contextual information. RBAC cannot use dynamic information such as project ID, company code, IP address, location, device type, and more to authorize access.

Limitations of MFA at Login Page

After a user passes an MFA challenge at login, you have no way of protecting data. This gap in security means a hacker with a high privilege credential can access anything they wish – no matter their location or device.

Lack of Visibility

Out-of-the-box, ERP applications offer only high-level logging designed primarily for debugging and troubleshooting. These logs do not provide information on what data was accessed or any details on the context of access, such as who obtained it, when, or from where. Additionally, native ERP logs lack the capability to monitor, track, and record user activity on a granular level, along with the context of activity.

Why Appsian

Your ERP investment provides significant ROI over its lifetime. To maximize your investment, expanding remote access securely and enabling mobile transactions is the best method for ensuring your users remain productive. Appsian helps organizations protect their ERP data with a sophisticated suite of access controls and fine-grained remote access security features. We understand that an expanded threat surface can be daunting, but Appsian can help you meet those challenges head-on.

Appsian is the only solution that natively installs into your ERP application server and provides contextual access controls, enhanced logging, and analytics:

SAML Integration For Single Sign-On

Enable PeopleSoft & Oracle EBS SAML 2.0 support to integrate with your existing Identity Provider and deliver the convenience of SSO to any user, on any device. Plus, Appsian gives you the ability to switch Identity Providers (or use multiple) with ease vs. a customized solution.

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