- Ransomware attacks and security breaches are on the rise.
- SAP users must choose partners carefully and examine all potential security risks.
- RFgen mobile barcoding can make SAP more secure, with security measures like user access restrictions, SSO, and traffic encryption.
Security is always top of mind for large, multinational enterprises. Recent ransomware attacks like the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, which effectively paralyzed a major U.S. gas pipeline, and others highlight the urgency of effective security prevention measures.
SAP ERP users, especially those operating in the cloud, may be concerned about how to uncover vulnerabilities and mitigate attacks before they begin. This concern may be compounded when partnering with outside vendors and products.
The question becomes: how can SAP ERP users and vendors work together to ensure robust security of selected solutions?
SAP and Security in the Cloud
Starting in 2025, SAP will end development of its legacy platforms in favor of its next-gen flagship products. This includes Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) for S/4HANA. For users of the existing Warehouse Management solution, migration to EWM may be on the horizon. Your entire solution may eventually be hosted in the cloud instead of on-premises servers.
With this move comes new security concerns for both SAP ERP users and vendors with complementary solutions.
How RFgen Extends (and Improves!) SAP Security
Your selected vendor solutions shouldn’t impair your current SAP ERP security. With RFgen mobile barcoding for SAP, you can make SAP more secure.
Unlike other data collection solutions, RFgen never allows a user direct access to the SAP system, which would be a potential risk. Instead, RFgen acts as a proxy that only displays the pre-defined forms and fields workers need to complete their tasks—nothing more.
Additional security measures like single sign-on (SSO) and traffic encryption can further safeguard your SAP environment.
The takeaway? RFgen is the most secure mobile barcoding solution for SAP. Period.
A Multinational SAP Security Success Story
Two countries, one goal: to implement mobile barcoding while maintaining a secure data environment across all company operations. Read about this large, multinational RFgen customer with operations spread across the U.S. and Mexico that successfully partnered with RFgen during a recent upgrade to S/4HANA. In addition to mobilizing the ERP, any data collection solution they chose had to have robust security in the cloud environment to prevent cyberattacks and other threats. Now, they can easily expand barcoding to other facilities as well, without worrying about additional security measures.
Security concerns aren’t going away. As more companies prioritize cloud environments, each new SAP vendor or partner poses a potential new risk. It is essential to choose partners with equal, or greater, security measures to maintain a robust and confident cloud environment.