Sapyto, a tool to test the security of SAP systems, has been upgraded with new plugins that allow more thorough testing, according to the tool's developer.
Version 0.99 of Sapyto now runs on PCs running Microsoft Windows where the previous version ran only on Linux, said Mariano Nu
The latest version of Sapyto adds new plugins that can be used to get information from remote SAP routers as well as automatically discover and then test remote SAP systems. Developers can also create their own plugins.
German software developer SAP makes business software systems that manage supply chains, finance issues and customer relationship management tasks, among many other things. The company has more than 40,000 customers around the world, and there are more than 120,000 SAP implementations, according to Nu
SAP systems have been targeted by hackers and insiders seeking to damage a company since the software contains valuable internal information. The incidents typically never become public because companies don't reveal them, Nu
But it does happen. Nu
Some CFOs are still not cognizant of how important good security is on SAP systems, Nu
"Security is usually seen as a block in the road," Nu
Sapyto is open-source software and is free. It can be downloaded from Cybsec's Web site. Version 0.98 is on the Web site now, and the new version should be posted soon. Sapyto was the first penetration testing network built for SAP software.