SAP Data Custodian Now Available on AWS to Strengthen Data Visibility and Protection for Enterprises

SAP and AWS enjoy a vibrant and strategic partnership built over a decade of joint innovation. Enterprise customers worldwide trust SAP and AWS with mission-critical data because the combined offerings provide a powerful set of capabilities that give them greater visibility and control of their data.

Data protection and compliance are top of mind for customers now that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has gone into effect in Europe and new data protection legislation has been passed in Brazil, California, India, and many other global regions. To help customers better manage data security and control issues, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution SAP Data Custodian is now generally available for SAP on AWS customers, with Brooks Brothers and HP as early customers.

By using SAP Data Custodian, customers will also be able to take advantage of key management service from SAP. Additionally, they can continue to use the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and integrate it with SAP Data Custodian in order to fully utilize the native integration for SAP HANA. This combination of features provides unprecedented levels of visibility, protection, and choice for the customer.

Like many other SAP and AWS customers, Brooks Brothers and HP have global offices, operations, and data that must comply with complex regulatory and data residency requirements. SAP Data Custodian can address these data protection and compliance challenges in the cloud, which gives customers further confidence to implement SAP and move more workloads to AWS.

Brooks Brothers will utilize capabilities of SAP Data Custodian and deep integrations with SAP HANA to further heighten the security of its SAP environments on AWS. According to Emmanuil Stergakis, SAP Basis Manager and Technology Architect, “SAP Data Custodian for AWS will help us control access and comply with regulations for our global SAP on AWS deployments.”

HP plans to use SAP Data Custodian key management service, which provides an additional layer of protection to its SAP HANA deployments on AWS and offers full control over key life-cycle operations. According to Letsa Semmelink, an SAP director, “Confidence in our cloud strategy is reinforced by SAP Data Custodian’s contextual access controls across the stack.”

With SAP Data Custodian availability for SAP on AWS customers, SAP and AWS show the upmost commitment to providing the highest levels of transparency, governance, and regulatory compliance to joint customers.

SAP Data Custodian: You Can’t Protect What You Can’t See

Visibility is a fundamental driver and governance prerequisite when protecting enterprise data assets. SAP Data Custodian places visibility at the heart of the solution and allows users to see where data is located, where it is moved, who accesses it, and where these accesses originate. Equipped with this knowledge, customers can utilize SAP Data Custodian to prevent unauthorized data access, transfer, and storage. These are crucial elements to data protection, especially when customer data is shared across multiple solutions, systems, locations, and partner offerings.

SAP Data Custodian is a multi-cloud solution that offers transparency, policy-control, and key management features that adapt to a range of regulations, business needs, and internal policies. Customers can define geolocation and role-based policies from a library of regulatory templates, which allows for greater clarity and faster movement toward compliance. SAP Data Custodian then enforces and continuously monitors these policies, provides risk and compliance reporting, and helps manage violations.

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