KuppingerCole Report
Leadership Compass
By Martin Kuppinger

Access Control Tools for SAP Environments

This report provides an overview of the market for Access Control Tools for SAP Environments and provides you with a compass to help you to find the solution that best meets your needs. We examine the market segment, vendor service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to providing solutions that increase security in SAP Environments by restricting access, controlling break-glass access, and related capabilities.

1 Introduction

For many enterprises, SAP systems are an essential part of the backbone of their corporate IT infrastructure. Critical business information is stored ...

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1.1 Market Segment

In this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass, we analyze solutions that support managing access controls specifically for SAP environments, but beyond the ...

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1.2 Delivery models

We did not restrict our analysis in this Leadership Compass regarding the delivery models. While most solutions still run within the SAP environment o ...

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1.3 Required capabilities

Due to the variety of capabilities provided by the solutions that are currently offered, but also with respect to the changing environments, there is ...

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2 Leadership

Selecting a vendor of a product or service must not only be based on the information provided in a KuppingerCole Leadership Compass. The Leadership Co ...

In the Overall Leadership rating, we see SAP clearly ahead of its competition. This is due to the good position of SAP in Product Leadership, but spec ...

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Product Leadership is the first specific category examined below. This view is mainly based on the analysis of service features and the overall capabi ...

Product Leadership is where we examine the functional strength and completeness of services. When looking at the Product Leaders, we find three vendo ...

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Next, we examine innovation in the marketplace. Innovation is, from our perspective, a key capability in all IT market segments. Customers require i ...

For innovation, both innovative capabilities for traditional SAP environments and support for SaaS applications and heterogenous business software inf ...

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Lastly, we analyze Market Leadership. This is an amalgamation of the number of customers, number of transactions evaluated, ratio between customers ...

It is not surprising to see SAP taking the clear lead in this segment, serving far more customers than any of the other vendors in this market segment ...

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3 Correlated View

While the Leadership charts identify leading vendors in certain categories, many customers are looking not only for a product leader, but for a vendor ...

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3.1 The Market/Product Matrix

The first of these correlated views contrasts Product Leadership and Market Leadership.

Vendors below the line have a weaker market position than expected according to their product maturity. Vendors above the line are sort of “overperf ...

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3.2 The Product/Innovation Matrix

This view shows how Product Leadership and Innovation Leadership are correlated. It is not surprising that there is a pretty good correlation between ...

Vendors below the line are more innovative, vendors above the line are, compared to the current Product Leadership positioning, less innovative.

Thi ...

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3.3 The Innovation/Market Matrix

The third matrix shows how Innovation Leadership and Market Leadership are related. Some vendors might perform well in the market without being Innova ...

Vendors below the line are more innovative, vendors above the line are, compared to the current Market Leadership positioning, less innovative.

This ...

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4 Products and Vendors at a glance

This section provides an overview of the various products we have analyzed within this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Access Control Tools for SA ...

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4.1 Ratings at a glance

Based on our evaluation, a comparative overview of the ratings of all the products covered in this document is shown in Table 1.

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In addition, we provide in Table 2 an overview which also contains four additional ratings for the vendor, going beyond the product view provided in t ...

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Table 2 requires some additional explanation regarding the “critical” rating.

In Innovativeness, this rating is applied if vendors provide none or v ...

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5 Product/service evaluation

This section contains a quick rating for every product/service we’ve included in this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass document. For many of the pro ...

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5.1 akquinet

Akquinet is a German software vendor, consultancy, and managed services provider focused on the SAP market. They have developed their own solution for ...

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5.2 CSI tools

CSI Tools is a specialized provider of software solutions for access control and audit in SAP environments, based in Belgium. They offer a range of mo ...

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5.3 Fastpath

Fastpath provides a compliance platform that, in contrast to most other offerings in the market, has a core focus on cross-application capabilities. W ...

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5.4 SAP

SAP Access Control is the market-leading solution in the market for access control solutions for SAP environments – which is not a surprise given th ...

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5.5 Saviynt

Saviynt differs from other vendors in this market segment by their focus on delivering security and access governance solutions for a broad variety of ...

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5.6 Security Weaver

Security Weaver is a vendor entirely focused on delivering solutions for the market of access control and compliance, with specific focus on SAP envir ...

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5.7 Sivis

SIVIS is a German provider of a solution for managing access control and related settings in SAP environments, with their SIVIS Suite of products. As ...

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5.8 Soterion

Soterion for SAP is a GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) solution targeted at SAP environments and delivering major capabilities in that space. The s ...

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5.9 Wikima4

Wikima4 is a Swiss-based provider of SAP Security Consulting, also offering its own GRC and access control solution for SAP environments. The core mod ...

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5.10 Xpandion

Xpandion provices GRC solutions for SAP and other business applications as well as IAM capabilities, cybersecurity and fraud management capabilities, ...

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6 Vendors and Market Segments to watch

Aside from the vendors covered in detail in this Leadership Compass document, we also observe other vendors in the market that we find interesting. So ...

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6.1 ERP Maestro

ERP Maestro offers strong solutions for managing access controls and SoD controls in SAP environments. They provide various modules focusing on differ ...

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6.2 ERP Sec

ERP Sec provides a security add-on for SAP environments named Protect4S. The solution targets at security scans of SAP environments and lesser to the ...

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6.3 Greenlight Technologies

Greenlight Technologies is known for its enterprise integration capabilities provided in addition to SAP Access Control. The company provides a variet ...

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6.4 IBM

IBM provides with its ISIGI (IBM Security Identity Governance & Intelligence) an IGA (Identity Governance & Administration) solution that is primarily ...

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6.5 IBS Schreiber

IBS Schreiber delivers a solution for analyzing authorizations in SAP environments with their CheckAud product. The focus is primarily on read-only ac ...

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6.6 SafePaaS

SafePaaS is a provider of a solution that fits into both the IT GRC market segment, and can support managing entitlements and SoD controls in SAP envi ...

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6.7 Symmetry

Symmetry ControlPanelGRC is an easy-to-use solution covering the major aspects of managing access control and access-related GRC requirements in SAP e ...

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6.8 Valantic

Valantic is a SAP consultancy and solution provider, delivering a broad range of services and solutions in the SAP market segment. With apm atlantis, ...

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6.9 Xiting

Xiting provides its XAMS (Xiting Authorizations Management) as an add-on for managing authorizations in SAP environments. They are focused on managing ...

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Methodology

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