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Onapsis Awarded Key Patent for Automated Cyber-Security Assessment of SAP Systems and Business-Critical Applications

Enterprises gain assurance of rigorous methods to protect business-critical applications, processes and data from cyber-attacks

Boston, MA - April 15, 2015 - Onapsis, the global experts in business-critical application security and SAP cybersecurity solutions, announced today the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,009,837 entitled “Automated Security Assessment of Business-Critical Systems and Applications.” The patented innovation, developed by Onapsis CEO and co-Founder Mariano Nunez in 2010, describes certain algorithms and capabilities behind the technology powering the Onapsis Security Platform™ and Onapsis X1™ software platforms.

In particular, the patent covers a new application security assessment framework that allows auditing and testing systems to automatically perform security and compliance audits, detect technical security vulnerabilities, and illustrate the associated security risks affecting business-critical applications. By automating the cybersecurity assessments of business-critical applications such as SAP, the technology represents the first of its kind and gives CISOs the assurance that they are employing unparalleled threat detection and protection methods not provided by traditional security solutions.

“This patent award validates the strength and uniqueness of the Onapsis technology, and our position as a proven source for cybersecurity solutions," said Mariano Nunez, CEO and co-Founder of Onapsis. “Our customers have been relying on the methods implemented in this technology since its creation in 2010, and now this patent truly solidifies our innovation. The Onapsis Research Labs are the cornerstone of our efforts to provide actionable intelligence on threats affecting SAP systems and our innovative methods are now recognized and protected.”

In 2014 alone over 391 security alerts affecting SAP were issued, with 46 percent of them ranked “high priority.” These alerts included critical SAP-specific vulnerabilities, as well as well-known issues such as Heartbleed, Shellshock, Poodle and malware such as Zombie Zero. The Onapsis Research Labs has been instrumental in helping SAP AG identify and fix several critical vulnerabilities. This unique threat intelligence is provided to customers using the technology and methods invented and described in the patent, including: reconnaissance of the SAP landscapes through a variety of techniques; SAP-specific vulnerability scanning modules and techniques; technical checks over SAP systems; logical mapping of dependencies and interfaces between SAP systems; and performing technical security checks on target systems.

SAP enterprise applications house an organization's most valuable and sensitive financial, HR and customer data and intellectual property, yet they are not protected from cyber threats and insider threats with traditional security approaches and controls. Approximately 75 percent of enterprise application attacks could be stopped if systems were patched for known vulnerabilities. Onapsis helps enterprises to reduce their attack surface, expedite attack discovery, and reduce time to remedies.

Onapsis at RSA
Onapsis is exhibiting at RSA Conference 2015 April 20th-24th at booth #1639. Demonstrations are available by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit http://www.onapsis.com/rsa2015.

On Wednesday, April 22nd Mariano Nunez will be presenting “Attacks on Crown Jewels: SAP Vulnerabilities and Exploits,” at 11:30 A.M. PST in North 133. For full session information please visit: https://www.rsaconference.com/events/us15/agenda/sessions/2023/attacks-on-crown-jewels-sap-vulnerabilities-and.

About Onapsis
Onapsis provides the most comprehensive solutions for securing business-critical applications. As the leading experts in SAP cyber-security, Onapsis’ enables security and audit teams to have visibility, confidence and control of advanced threats, cyber-risks and compliance gaps targeting their enterprise applications.

Headquartered in Boston, MA., Onapsis serves over 160 Global 2000 customers, including 10 top retailers, 20 top energy firms and 20 top manufacturers. Onapsis’ solutions are also the de-facto standard for leading consulting and audit firms such as Accenture, IBM, Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG and PwC.

Onapsis solutions include the Onapsis Security Platform, which is the most widely-used SAP-certified cyber-security solution in the market. Unlike generic security products, Onapsis’ context-aware solutions deliver both preventative vulnerability and compliance controls, as well as real-time detection and incident response capabilities to reduce risks affecting critical business processes and data. Through open interfaces, the platform can be integrated with leading SIEM, GRC and network security products, seamlessly incorporating SAP applications into existing vulnerability, risk and incident response management programs.

These solutions are powered by the Onapsis Research Labs which continuously provide leading intelligence on security threats affecting SAP systems. Experts of the Onapsis Research Labs were the first to lecture on SAP cyber-attacks and have uncovered and helped fix hundreds of security vulnerabilities to-date affecting SAP Business Suite, SAP HANA and SAP Mobile deployments.

For more information, please visit http://www.onapsis.com, or connect with us on Twitter, Google+, or LinkedIn.

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