SAP Professional Journal –
All too often SAP implementation projects don't take security beyond the application level, where security and authorization are often regarded as one and the same. To ensure adequate protection, security measures must be factored into all layers of the SAP infrastructure. With their client/server architecture, SAP systems include many components that exchange information, each of which constitutes a layer of the SAP security infrastructure. This article introduces you to this multilevel notion of security, and what you need to be mindful of when reviewing your overarching security measures, as well as the security measures you have in place (or lack thereof) to address each specific level.