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Former SAP’s Chief Security Advisor joins Onapsis Advisory Board


February 12th, 2014


Cambridge, MA: Onapsis Inc., a provider of solutions to audit and mitigate threats targeting ERP platforms, today announces the new addition of Yuecel Karabulut to the company’s advisory board. Mr. Karabulut brings extensive SAP®, security and product management experience to the leadership team at Onapsis and will be participating as an advisor to further expand Onapsis’ innovative solutions.


“It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to serve Onapsis as a Senior Strategic Advisor. Onapsis’ mission and security solutions have been playing a central role in making enterprise applications more secure for many years by providing unique, proven products to automate ERP application security assessments as well as detecting application-level intrusions. Onapsis’ security experts have a proven track-record in helping solve critical vulnerabilities and supporting application software vendors and enterprise customers protect their brand and data. It is great to see that several of today’s leading businesses rely on Onapsis’ solutions and their ERP security leadership to run more secure. I accepted to serve in this role because I share Onapsis’s mission, values and innovative ideas,” commented Mr. Karabulut.


Mr. Karabulut will work closely with the Onapsis’ senior leadership team. “We are honored to have Yuecel as a trusted advisor. As respected authority in the industry, Yuecel brings a unique combination of expertise in both the SAP and Information security fields. I am strongly confident he will help Onapsis continue to be a leader in the ERP security space,” commented Mariano Nunez, Onapsis CEO.


“Today, enterprise applications from leading vendors such as SAP are the backbone of the mission critical business operations. In order to run the world more secure, we have to run these business applications more secure, given their role in world’s business transactions in all key industries. I strongly believe Onapsis has the right team, technology and partners to consolidate as the leading ERP security company,” stated Mr. Karabulut.


Onapsis X1 is an automated solution for application security audits of SAP software. Backed by the frequent updates from the Onapsis Research Labs, Onapsis X1 detects security issues in ABAP® and Java application server configurations, missing security notes and patches, dangerous user authorizations, insecure interfaces between systems running SAP software, and threats affecting SAP Mobile Platform, Business Objects and the SAP HANA platform. By following Onapsis X1’s detailed mitigation procedures, customers can decrease business fraud risks, enforce compliance requirements, and help ensure the continuous operation of their business-critical processes. Onapsis X1 Enterprise 2 has certified integration with the SAP ERP 6.0 application running on the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. Yuecel Karabulut is currently leading Product Management efforts for Cloud and Virtualization Platform Security at VMware. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Security at Macquarie University. Prior to joining VMware, Yuecel worked as Senior Director of Global Security Alliances and Go-to-Market at SAP and was SAP’s Chief Security Advisor & Technology Strategist in the Office of the CTO. In addition to various security roles at SAP, Yuecel also served as a Fellow at SAP’s Corporate Strategy Group in the Office of the CEO.


Yuecel Karabulut is currently leading Product Management efforts for Cloud and Virtualization Platform Security at VMware. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Security at Macquarie University. Prior to joining VMware, Yuecel worked as Senior Director of Global Security Alliances and Go-to-Market at SAP and was SAP’s Chief Security Advisor & Technology Strategist in the Office of the CTO. In addition to various security roles at SAP, Yuecel also served as a Fellow at SAP’s Corporate Strategy Group in the Office of the CEO.


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Onapsis Inc. is the leading provider of solutions to audit and mitigate threats targeting ERP platforms. At the heart of the company, the Onapsis Research Labs is composed of world-renowned experts with a proven track-record in the security field for ERP and SAP applications. Through its innovative software solutions, global customers can secure SAP and Oracle business-critical platforms from espionage, sabotage and financial fraud. More information at www.onapsis.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Onapsis.


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