WALLDORF, Germany, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of heightened security concerns across the IT landscape, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has introduced the SAP NetWeaver® Single Sign-On application for increased protection of customer data across applications. The software is based on assets that SAP acquired from longtime partner SECUDE in February 2011.
Customers using several software systems need to enter different credentials when moving from one to another. This can lead to the simplification or overuse of a single password, thereby weakening the security of the system landscape. SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On addresses the risk by providing single sign-on capabilities to SAP and non-SAP systems as well as strong communication encryption. The application enables users of SAP systems to enter one secure user name and password to gain access to multiple SAP applications. In addition, the system supports authentification methods of third-party vendors, including smart cards, and single sign-on capabilities for Web applications based on open standards like certificates and security assertion markup language (SAML). These standards also allow the integration of third-party software and the setup of cross company scenarios.
"We are continuously improving SAP NetWeaver to provide more ease of use," said Sanjay Chilkarmane, senior vice president, SAP NetWeaver Products, SAP AG. "We have been using this technology at SAP internally for several years, and it has proven itself as an intuitive, key component of our IT security system. By offering this important additional layer of security to our SAP NetWeaver customers, we can help ensure the safety of their systems with added convenience."