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Bowbridge Software Launches New Content Security Solution For SAP Applications

ApplicationSecurity Bridge analyzes user input before the application processes

Palo Alto, CA/ Heidelberg, Germany, March 20, 2014 - BowBridge Software, provider of enterprise solutions for data security in applications and central data repositories, today unveiled its newest solution - ApplicationSecurity Bridge for SAP solutions. The new product complements the well-established AntiVirus Bridge for SAP solutions by protecting Web-exposed SAP applications from content-based threats. With this solution Bowbridge further establishes itself as the security vendor of choice amongst large enterprises and expands its business across the globe into the United States.

Since 2007, SAP published over 2700 security notes, addressing issues in their products. Over 50% of those were related to content-based threats where attackers could compromise the application by submitting malicious content to the application via the regular web-based user interface. The real-world number of exploitable vulnerabilities is even significantly higher, as SAP applications are usually heavily customized by modifying and adding to the code delivered by SAP. These modifications are prone to the same content-based vulnerabilities. In just the first quarter of 2014, SAP addressed 10 content-based vulnerabilities.

BowBridge's ApplicationSecurity is the first security solution mitigating these risks that is specifically built for SAP systems. It thoroughly analyzes any user input before the application processes it. Combining deterministic signatures and powerful heuristics, ApplicationSecurity Bridge detects and blocks content based attacks such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL-injections, directory traversals and open redirects directly on the SAP application servers. Because ApplicationSecurity Bridge plugs into the SAP Internet Communication Manager (ICM), it does not require separate HTTP decoding or HTTPS decryption, resulting in minimal performance impact. Also, true end-to-end encryption between the user's browser and the SAP application remains possible, fulfilling compliance requirements (i.e. PCI-DSS) and further maximizing security and privacy in hosted and cloud environments.

"Numerous corporations are at risk of having mission critical SAP data compromised or tampered with by attackers." said Joerg Schneider Simon, CTO and co-founder of BowBridge. "They have to expose parts of their SAP applications in order to enable their business processes, support mobile users and simply remain competitive. BowBridge solutions enable them to do so safely. We drastically reduce these applications' attack surface by as much as 50%. Basically, hacking SAP applications just got a whole lot harder."

About BowBridge Software

Founded in 2005 in Walldorf, BowBridge Software quickly became the leader in protecting mission-critical SAP systems from content-based threats.

Their products are proven in the world's most demanding environments and are the de-facto standard for SAP content scanning and virus protection. BowBridge customers include leading enterprises in all verticals and government institutions worldwide.

For more information, visit BowBridge at: http://www.bowbridge.net

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