Balancing user access & functionality
Another challenge is the need to balance security with user access and functionality. A data-centric approach can provide the flexibility needed to allow users to access the data they need while maintaining strict security controls on sensitive data. By implementing fine-grained access controls, enterprises can ensure that users only have access to the data they need to perform their job functions.
Data-centric security also allows for the automation of security policies, reducing the potential for human error and ensuring that security policies are consistently applied across the system. This is particularly important for global SAP ERP systems, which can have complex security policies that are difficult to manage manually. Automation also allows for real-time monitoring and alerting, so that security teams can quickly identify and respond to potential threats.
Regulatory compliance for S/4HANA
Finally, regulatory compliance is a major challenge for global SAP ERP systems. With data-centric security, enterprises can implement granular access controls and audit trails to meet compliance requirements. By securing the data itself, rather than just the network or perimeter, enterprises can also ensure that compliance requirements are met regardless of where the data is accessed or stored.