Schwarz Group cooperates with SAP to defend against cyber attacks

The Schwarz Group, parent company of Lidl and Kaufland, has long been an IT service provider. The company is now cooperating with the software manufacturer SAP to protect against cyber attacks.

The software manufacturer SAP will work together with the Schwarz Group to defend against cyber attacks. As part of the strategic partnership, SAP relies on a security solution from XM Cyber, as the Schwarz Group announced. In addition to XM Cyber, it also owns the retail chains Lidl and Kaufland.

With the help of XM Cyber, the Dax group from Walldorf wants to secure its own IT infrastructure and the systems of its customers this year. “The fact that SAP, Europe’s largest software company, relies on the XM Cyber ​​solution is confirmation for us that we have a very good product,” said the Schwarz Group’s digital boss, Rolf Schumann, of the German Press Agency.

The software simulates a network in real time and prioritizes thousands of attack paths that a hacker could take. “For customers, this means that if they close the very gateways that are at the top of the list, nobody can access their critical resources,” explains Schumann.

Clients: Nasdaq, Bank of England, Port of Hamburg

The partnership builds on a long-standing collaboration between the two companies from northern Baden-Württemberg. With the cooperation, “we are significantly expanding the security components of our offer and continue to enable optimal protection of our customers’ data and processes,” said the SAP board member for product development, Thomas Saueressig, according to the announcement.

The Israeli security specialist XM Cyber ​​has been part of the Schwarz Group from Neckarsulm since the end of 2021. Initially only intended for the IT security of their own companies, Schwarz has been offering the technology to other companies for a good year now. According to Schwarz, the software customers include the stock exchange operator Nasdaq, the Bank of England and the Port of Hamburg.

The parent company of Lidl and Kaufland has also been an IT service provider for a long time. Similar to the retail giant Amazon, the empire of Lidl founder Dieter Schwarz is investing in the profitable cloud business and, according to industry experts, is already one of the largest providers in Germany. According to their own statements, around 7,000 people work at Schwarz IT and Schwarz Digital.

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