THE "INITIATIVBANK" RELIES ON THE
SMART DATA PROTECTION-LÖSUNG BY PARICON
The Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank in Frankfurt am Main remains true to its philosophy as an initiative bank - and also takes the initiative for its customers and employees in the area of data protection. To prevent unauthorized access to personal data of customers and employees in production-related SAP test environments from the outset, DZ BANK and paricon have entered into a software solution partnership. The jointly developed Smart Data Protection solution will be used in future for the complete anonymization of personal data in SAP test systems - data misuse is thus ruled out from the outset.
- Timely and innovative solution approach to protect SAP test systems
- Fulfillment of the legal requirements from the German Federal Data Protection Act and EU-GDPR for protecting personal data through anonymization
- Identification of information worthy of protection in any SAP system / module
- The solution can be used immediately and without implementation effort
- Increase of data and process quality through integrated data reduction functions
A SOLUTION THAT CONVINCES
WHY DZ BANK RELIES ON THE SMART DATA PROTECTION SOLUTION
With our "Smart Data Protection" solution, we break new ground and deliver a timely, innovative approach to protecting your SAP test systems. While previous solutions were limited to individual modules or required a great deal of effort to implement the customer-specific data model, the paricon solution works with self-learning algorithms and robotic elements to automatically detect information worthy of protection without any implementation effort - completely independent of the SAP system or modules used. Costly, time-consuming workshops with all kinds of department employees and module managers to record the tables and fields in which data worthy of protection is or could be located are a thing of the past.
System copies of productive SAP systems are mostly used as representative, production-related test systems. This is associated with two problems: On the one hand, test systems can be accessed by people who would not have access to them in the productive system. On the other hand, these are often complex systems that have grown over many years and contain a large number of customer enhancements - the central SAP core system of DZ BANK has been in productive use for around 25 years, serves as a platform for around 15 SAP modules, has around 2,000 customer-specific tables and a database size of 70 terabytes - finding and encrypting all data worthy of protection in such a system was previously only possible with a great deal of implementation effort.
DZ BANK's requirements for an efficiently usable solution were therefore:
Can be used without any effort on the part of the bank's employees and implementation effort // Encryption of complex systems within a reasonable period of time - despite sometimes very high data volumes in large systems
The solution is simple and smart at the same time. The first step is a multiple scan of the system, in which information worthy of protection such as personal or organizational data is identified using intelligent algorithms. During each scan, the analysis parameters are specifically modified and self-learning algorithms are also used to achieve a perfect search result. The search robot does not even stop at customer-specific tables or unstructured data, e.g. long text fields. In this way, we have also found information worthy of protection in areas of the database that DZ BANK employees would never have thought possible.
With our "Smart Data Protection" solution, we are breaking completely new ground and delivering a timely, innovative approach to data protection for SAP test systems. The solution developed in cooperation with DZ BANK enables intelligent, technically consistent encryption, which on the one hand does not restrict the usability of the system for test purposes in any way, and on the other hand fulfills all legal requirements with regard to data protection. The absolute innovation of the solution is the ability to automatically determine the fields and information relevant for encryption from the data model of any SAP module or customer extension. This enables DZ BANK to use a single solution for all SAP systems in use, completely without time expenditure for business departments and IT and without implementation effort.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMER SAYS
"DZ BANK believes that the only way to get to grips with the sensitive issue of data protection in production-related test systems is to make the systems provided completely anonymous. With Smart Data Protection, paricon delivers for the first time a solution that works regardless of the underlying systems, modules or data models - and also takes all customer enhancements into account. Anonymization works out-of-the-box virtually at the push of a button. Extensive workshops for preparing or explaining the customer's own data models etc. are completely unnecessary. It can therefore be easily integrated into the provisioning processes for test systems. We at DZ BANK are pleased that with Smart Data Protection from paricon, we have now found a solution for the data protection requirements on our test systems that can also fully map the requirements of our testers".