If you have worked with PeopleSoft you probably know that with the power of the overall application comes a needed level of support to keep the application running smoothly while maintaining the overall security model. Historically, this has been handled by some variation of an application support group. This worked well until Personal Privacy concerns and a host of compliance directives made this model ineffective.
Today an organization needs to separate the technical, functional, and oversight areas. This is not only critical but also well worth the effort. According to a study by a major security firm, the cost of a data breach to an organization is $7.2 million. This is not simply a matter of trust but of overall corporate responsibility.
IBM InfoSphere Guardium™ Application Monitoring for PeopleSoft addresses both the security and compliance requirements for PeopleSoft data. BTRG’s Guardium™ PeopleSoft Vulnerability Assessment leverages delivered functionality in IBM’s Guardium solution to streamline the identification of vulnerabilities in an organizations PeopleSoft configuration. It then goes a step further and offers recommendations for resolving potential issues. These recommendations are based on industry best practices, BTRG experience with ERP environments and vendor provided guidelines.
Tools such as these provide the bridge an organization needs between the business and its installed technology. Once these types of tools are used an organization is able to monitor and enforce its data related access policies.