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September 3, 2009 |

Art of Defence Partners with Virtual Forge

Companies integrate their products, eliminating the need for “hot patches” for SAP systems.

Art of Defence Partners with Virtual Forge

Companies integrate their products, eliminating the need for “hot patches” for SAP systems.

Art of Defence, a distributed Web application firewall provider, has partnered with SAP software security company, Virtual Forge, on product integration. The partnership ends the need for hot patches on Virtual Forge’s SAP systems.

SAP technology users can now discover and shield software security issues without having to take their systems offline. These leaves patch development for regularly scheduled cycles.

Through the partnership, Virtual Forge’s SAP ABAP source code scanner, CODEPROFILER, can detect software vulnerabilities and feed those findings directly into Art of Defence’s dWAF solution, hyperguard.

All security lapses identified are immediately presented to the administrator through dynamic ruleset suggestions within hyperguard. Conflicting dWAF rulesets, which may leave holes in Web application shielding, are prevented with hyperguard. The dWAF enables development, testing, and deployment of new application security policies without ever relaxing the established defenses or risking false positives.

Markus Schumacher, CEO of Virtual Forge, says there’s at least one critical security in any 2,000 lines of SAP ABAP code, and these can lead to defect rates. “Since patch issues create considerable productivity challenges for SAP systems due to their pervasive, foundational nature, there’s a strong need for an effective solution,” he says. “Processes, divisions and even whole companies are impacted when these systems come offline.”

Georg Hess, founder and CEO at Art of Defence, says the partnership of the two companies will help reduce downtime while also working hand-in-hand with Web application shielding software. “SAP developers will find comfort knowing the CODEPROFILER now integrates fully with a powerful, flexible
dWAF,” he says. He adds, “By putting the administrator in complete control over all rulesets, hyperguard makes sure only malicious traffic is prevented.

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