In an era where cybersecurity threats are increasingly complex and pervasive, robust detection and response mechanisms are critical for safeguarding enterprise data and mitigating potential risks.

SAP Enterprise Threat Detection (ETD) is an intelligent solution designed to monitor, detect, and respond to potential security threats in real-time. By integrating seamlessly with existing SAP landscapes, SAP ETD empowers organizations to enhance their security posture and ensure the integrity and confidentiality of their critical data.

This article discusses the key functionalities and benefits of the SAP ETD platform, highlighting how it leverages advanced analytics and real-time monitoring to identify and mitigate risks before they can impact business operations.

Understanding SAP Enterprise Threat Detection

The SAP Enterprise Threat Detection solution offers advanced capabilities designed to optimize core security information and event management (SIEM) tasks, thus improving the enforcement of data governance policies and enabling users to proactively identify, analyze, and neutralize threats.

With the SAP ETD application, customers are empowered to:

  • Facilitate on-premise or cloud deployment (SAP Enterprise Threat Detection, Cloud Edition)
  • Improve threat hunting, forensic analysis, and anomaly detection
  • Access built-in managed services for 24/7 support
  • Leverage pre-configured and customizable functionality to meet needs
  • Configure prioritized and risk-based alerts and notifications
  • Create attack detection patterns without requiring additional code
  • Enhance visibility, transparency, and integrity across the SAP landscape

Key Features of the SAP ETD Application

Here’s a closer look at the main capabilities of the SAP Enterprise Threat Detection solution:

Log analysis

  • Exclusive kernel API to send logs directly to SAP ETD to avoid unnecessary data manipulation
  • Advanced threat detection to identify unknown attack variants
  • Customized integrations for third-party systems and other infrastructure components
  • Comprehensive view of IT landscape tasks by analyzing large volumes of log data

Standardized integration

  • Detect external and internal cybersecurity threats at the server and database level
  • Connect existing SAP applications to the rest of the IT landscape
  • Improve visibility into the complete threat landscape for better data protection and integrity
  • Access logs and consolidate events from SAP HANA, SAP ABAP, and SAP Java systems

Automated threat detection

  • Use detection patterns to identify SAP-specific threats related to known security breaches
  • Configure attack detection patterns without additional code requirements
  • Enable integration with external systems by conducting comprehensive attack investigations and publishing alerts for any potential security breach
  • Leverage pseudonymization and resolution functionality to validate evidence of an attack or misuse

Benefits of Advanced Enterprise Threat Detection

Consolidate security events and contextual information

Collect security-related data from your existing SAP system landscape, enrich log data with context information, and connect original data to SAP ETD’s semantic model for better visibility.

Customize integrations between SAP and non-SAP systems and combine user accounts for the same person to consolidate data and streamline efficiency.

Develop advanced detection patterns

Create customized threat detection patterns and monitoring pages without the need for additional code. Easily configure the automatic execution of patterns on a regular schedule.

Analyze business events

Visualize events and alerts for suspicious activities or user behavior and search large amounts of log files and data to proactively identify anomalies.

Leverage built-in or customized patterns to detect threats at the database and application server level and conduct forensic analysis to discover unknown attack variants.

Manage data logs and alerts

Set up hot, warm, and cold storage systems for original and normalized data and establish a two-tier system landscape for parallel development and test activities and native integration with SAP HANA.

Execute attack investigations based on generated alerts to facilitate integration with external, non-SAP solutions and leverage ‘Log Learning’ functionality to improve the ingestion of non-SAP log data.

Access comprehensive content packages

Access predefined charts, patterns, monitoring pages, and content packages directly within the existing SAP environment to drive continuous improvement for SAP Enterprise Threat Detection tasks.

Maintain compliance initiatives

Utilize the comprehensive authorization concept and segregation of duties to restrict access to SAP Enterprise Threat Detection functionality and record actions based on where they were performed and by which user.

Implement critical integrations


Integrate with Splunk to access Splunk logs and alerts and publish alerts from SAP Enterprise Threat Detection to Splunk.

S/4HANA Cloud

Integrate with SAP S/4HANA Cloud to connect Security Audit Logs from SAP S/4HANA to SAP Enterprise Threat Detection.

Configuration Validation

Integrate with partner solutions to validate configurations and send exchange critical configuration validation results between systems.

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