Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Security Threats for ERP Systems Have Changed Too

Over the past few years, we have seen a big change in the nature of security threats for enterprise systems. Many of the new threats arise from increased connectivity, which enables unauthorized intruders (hackers) to gain access to systems through internet and other connections. With the proliferation of such elements as wireless and mobile devices having internet access, the threats have become more frequent and diverse.

Recently several security related changes had to be made to the JD Edwards ERP system to reflect these new realities. Many IT experts say that the changes reflect the nature of the underlying problem - the old traditional approaches to ERP security, such as division of duties, although still necessary, don't cut it anymore. Such ideas born of the new age of connectivity, such as encryption and tight firewalls are more important than ever. For a take on this issue please click this link.

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