Miami, FL – June 29, 2022 – Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, today announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Protect4S, becoming their first SAP managed service partner in the U.S.
Protect4S is a certified SAP add-on and vulnerability solution that improves SAP security, patch management and hardening by a repeated process of scanning, analysis and mitigation. The partnership with Protect4S will provide customers with the benefits of continuous protection along with preparedness for annual audits.
“We were impressed by the amount of SAP cybersecurity checks available within Protect4S along with its user-friendly concept,” stated Michael Eidmann, principal at Answerthink. “Their complete SAP vulnerability management solution delivers continuous cybersecurity for our SAP customers and enhances Answerthink’s managed services offering by providing an additional level of protection. With this solution, customers go from a reactive, manual, and ad hoc approach to a preventive, automated and continuous protection environment.”
Onno Coenen, partner & commercial lead at Protect4S, added that “We are delighted to expand our growing partner network further with Answerthink. This strategic partnership enables us to reach SAP customers in the U.S. to help them secure their SAP systems.”
Protect4S has better insights into SAP security risks, migrations, and trends which enables them to deliver a unique level of security by adding the latest vulnerabilities to their solution, wherever risk is found.
Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, is an SAP platinum partner that develops and offers partner solutions such as industry specific software, analytics, mobility, cloud, services, training, and support. It also uses SAP technologies like SAP S/4HANA® to implement efficient and composable solutions for the digital transformation of intelligent enterprises. By leveraging the best practices database of The Hackett Group, Answerthink helps businesses that use SAP technology improve performance and maximize returns on investments.
About The Hackett Group
The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking firm to global companies, offering digital transformation, including implementation of leading enterprise cloud applications, workflow automation and analytics that enable Digital World Class™ performance.
Drawing from our unparalleled IP from nearly 20,000 benchmark studies with the world’s leading businesses – including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 94% of the Fortune 100, 70% of the DAX 30 and 51% of the FTSE 100 – captured through our leading benchmarking platform, Quantum Leap® and our Digital Transformation Platform (DTP), we accelerate best-practice implementations.
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