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Elevating Application Security

Elevating Application Security

In an era where digital solutions reign supreme, application security is more paramount than ever. We understand that safeguarding your valuable data is a top priority. That’s why we’re excited to announce a significant enhancement to our software starting from version 9.2 — Web Application Security. Our first application is Salesforce, one of the most widely used platforms by businesses and companies globally. In this article, we will explore the importance of web application security and how our real-time data audit can provide you with unparalleled insights into your Salesforce environment.

Salesforce Is A Cornerstone of Modern Business

Salesforce is a ubiquitous name in the world of business applications. With its suite of customer relationship management (CRM) tools, it empowers companies to streamline operations, improve customer interactions, and drive growth. Businesses trust Salesforce with a wealth of sensitive data, including customer records, financial information, and intellectual property. As Salesforce is deeply ingrained in countless organizations, the integrity and security of the data within it are of paramount importance.

Why Web Application Security Matters

The adoption of digital solutions has brought unparalleled convenience, but it has also opened the door to an array of cybersecurity challenges. Cyber threats loom large, and hackers are relentless in their quest to exploit vulnerabilities. The consequences of insufficient application security are far-reaching and severe. Data breaches can lead to data theft, legal repercussions, compliance violations, and a loss of customer trust.

Introducing Data Audit for Salesforce: A Game-Changer

With version 9.2, we’re taking a significant step towards fortifying your web application security. The real-time data audit is a powerful tool to bolster the security of your Salesforce environment. But what exactly is data audit, and why is it so crucial?

A data audit is a process of real-time activity monitoring and logging, specifically focused on the queries reaching the application. This includes tracking application content modifications, extractions, and deletions. Here’s why this feature is a game-changer for businesses:

  • Unprecedented Visibility. Our data audit logs provide unparalleled visibility into your Salesforce environment. You can monitor and track every interaction, offering profound insights into user behavior and system activity.
  • Early Threat Detection. By continuously auditing your Salesforce data, you can swiftly detect any abnormal or potentially malicious activities as they occur. This proactive approach allows you to respond promptly to security threats.
  • Data Protection. Audit logs serve as a robust line of defense against unauthorized access, modification, or deletion of sensitive data within your Salesforce platform.
  • Compliance Assurance. For businesses operating in regulated industries, our data audit feature is a valuable asset for meeting compliance requirements. It offers a comprehensive record of all actions and access to sensitive data.
  • Forensics and Incident Response. In the unfortunate event of a security breach, the audit logs become invaluable for conducting investigations and formulating an effective incident response plan.

How It Works

In our application security framework, the synergy between different components is crucial to ensure robust protection and auditing capabilities. Here’s a breakdown of how each part collaborates to secure and audit your Salesforce application:

  1. Salesforce (audited application). This is the heart of your business operations, where you manage customer relationships and crucial data.
  2. Event Capture Configurer. It acts as a repository for Salesforce metadata, events, and other relevant information, securely storing them in an Elasticsearch database.
  3. Web Event Capturer is a high-performance, cached proxy HTTP server designed to facilitate secure HTTP connections to your Salesforce. It acts as a protective barrier between your client and Salesforce, enhancing security.
  4. Redis Database acts as a message broker. Redis enables seamless data exchange between various components, including DataSunrise, Web Event Capturer, and Event Capture Configurer. It plays a pivotal role in efficient data transmission.
  5. DataSunrise Salesforce Security Suite. DataSunrise is your comprehensive security suite tailored to audit and protect your Salesforce application.

Figure 1. Salesforce Auditing Architecture Overview

When a client accesses a Salesforce account, the connection is directed through Web Event Capturer. Web Event Capturer, acting as a gateway, intercepts the request and securely sends the data to DataSunrise in JSON format, initiating the auditing process. DataSunrise takes the JSON data and transforms it into SQL format, making it amenable for audit and analysis.

After, DataSunrise audits the SQL data, detecting anomalies, potential threats, and any security issues that may arise during the interaction with Salesforce. This comprehensive audit provides valuable insights to enhance the security of your Salesforce application.

By combining these components and orchestrating their collaboration effectively, we create a powerful security ecosystem that not only safeguards your Salesforce but also provides valuable insights into its operation and security posture. Your data remains protected, and you gain confidence in the security of your business operations.

Securing Your Salesforce Data and Beyond

The introduction of Salesforce security in version 9.2 of DataSunrise is a testament to our commitment to your web application security. With Salesforce being one of the most widely used platforms by businesses, it’s vital to know what’s happening within your environment. Our Data Audit not only safeguards your data but also offers a proactive approach to security. It’s the first step in ensuring the protection and integrity of your digital assets.

In an ever-evolving digital landscape, application security remains a non-negotiable aspect of business. Secure your Salesforce data and secure your business’s future. The time to act is now.


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