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Every day users extract potentially business-critical information SAP applications for the purpose of reporting, analytics, and collaboration. Access to data stored inside SAP applications is strictly regulated by roles and authorizations. However, data that can be viewed can typically be downloaded from SAP applications. Michael Kummer explains that once the data has left the secure boundaries of the SAP system, it is at risk of being exposed to loss and theft. This is an often-overlooked gap that is complicated by the fact that SAP security teams have limited control over data outside the SAP environment.