Onapsis Partners with SNOPUD to Safeguard SAP Applications and Ensure Uninterrupted Services for Utilities Customers

Published: 29/June/2023

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⇨ Onapsis partners with SNOPUD to provide advanced SAP security and threat intelligence for streamlined operations

⇨ SNOPUD aims to secure critical business applications and ensure uninterrupted services for its energy and water customers

⇨ The collaboration highlights the increasing importance of SAP security in the utilities sector and sets the stage for SNOPUD's security-first digital transformation

Boston-based business application security leader, Onapsis, has teamed up with Snohomish County Public Utility District (SNOPUD) to offer advanced SAP security and threat intelligence through the Onapsis Research Labs (ORL). This partnership aims to streamline SNOPUD’s SAP security as it introduces its Connect Up program, which will upgrade meters in homes and businesses over the next three years.

SNOPUD’s commitment the security of critical business applications and the safety of its customers led to this collaboration with Onapsis, in light of the growing threat cybercriminals pose to SAP applications in the utilities sector. As cyberattacks on utility infrastructure increase in frequency and cost, leaving ERP applications like SAP exposed puts the sector at risk, potentially disrupting business operations and impacting customers. Still, limited resources and budget constraints can hinder utility companies from prioritizing security, especially during digital transformation projects.

Through the partnership, SNOPUD will leverage the comprehensive Onapsis platform to secure new business processes associated with the Connect Up program while protecting the personal data of its energy and water customers. The platform, fueled by threat intelligence from the Onapsis Research Labs, offers patch prioritization recommendations and auto-remediation of vulnerabilities with minimal human intervention required, allowing SNOPUD staff to focus on other critical projects. This collaboration also sets the stage for SNOPUD’s security-first digital transformation journey.

SNOPUD, the 12th largest public utility in the U.S. and the second largest in Washington state, serves over 373,000 homes and businesses with electric service and over 23,000 homes with water service, catering to the needs of 875,000 residents in Snohomish County and Camano Island.

Onapsis, headquartered in Boston, specializes in protecting the business applications that drive the global economy. Their platform, powered by the Onapsis Research Labs, provides vulnerability management, change assurance, and continuous compliance for business applications from leading vendors such as SAP and Oracle. The Research Labs team is renowned for their discovery and mitigation of over 1,000 zero-day vulnerabilities in business applications.

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