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SOX Compliance, SOD and Security for Dynamics AX

Comprehensive Audit and Reporting Tool for Dynamics AX

Fastpath Assure® provides a comprehensive audit solution to automate risk management and SOX compliance for Dynamics AX. When it comes to securing Dynamics AX, Fastpath Assure applications help you answer three questions:

  • Who has access to your Dynamics AX data?
  • Where are the risks in their access?
  • What did users do with their access?

User Access Conflicts Exist in AX, Can You Easily Find Them?

The Fastpath Assure Segregation of Duties (SoD) module reviews user access in AX and reports existing conflicts for mitigation.

Recognizing the risks existing in your Dynamics AX environment is essential to sustaining security and compliance. But the native functionality may not make this easy. Businesses need a simple, yet comprehensive way to detect, record, and mitigate SoD conflicts in Dynamics AX or any business software.

This power can be gained by the SoD tool with an out-of-the-box ruleset for Dynamics AX, designed by auditors to meet and surpass industry standards. The ruleset is fully customizable to your specific needs and will be automatically applied to your company’s environment to find where your risks exist. Fastpath  Assure gives companies the ability to document mitigations for any conflicts that exist, providing the reporting needed for management and audits.

FEATURES

  • Extensive list of potential conflicts specifically for Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Segregation of duties reviews at the table or business process level
  • Assists in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance
  • Security reporting by user, table access, or menu access
  • Download to Excel or PDF for analysis and distribution
  • Define custom report schedules (daily, weekly, monthly) and send via Excel or PDF attachment

Conflict Ruleset Maintenance365 Conflict Ruleset 

365 Conflict Ruleset ×

Complete and Efficient Activity Tracking for a Safer AX Environment

In Fastpath Assure the Audit Trail module tracks user activity in Dynamics AX, reporting changes, when and by whom.

Tracking changes made to Dynamics AX is imperative to maintaining the security of your data. Not only do you need to know when something is changed, but who changed it, as well as the before and after values of what was changed. Having this capacity allows you to correct errors, and more importantly prevent misstatements and fraud.

The Audit Trail module allows companies to track changes throughout AX, whether they are made in Dynamics AX or in SQL. Including templates focusing on the highest risk tables and fields to continuously monitor changes made in Dynamics AX or by external add-ons, without hindering system performance.

FEATURES

  • Track all changes to Microsoft Dynamics AX or any SQL databases
  • Track changes made from inside Microsoft Dynamics AX and external sources
  • Standard audit trail templates make implementation quick for immediate ROI
  • Superior performance and reporting versus native AX database logging tool
  • Define custom report schedules (daily, weekly, monthly) and send via Excel or PDF attachment
  • Assists in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance

Data Changes Report 

365 data changes 

365 data changes ×

Implement User Access Changes Quickly & Securely

In Fastpath Assure the Identity Manager module streamlines user access requests and approvals, without IT involvement.

User provisioning may be one of the most important aspects of your Dynamics AX security. Which is probably why it seems to take so long for even basic user edits to be approved. Many times, we find the approval process to consist of a tangled web of approvers giving manual sign-offs, before requests end up with IT and sit at the bottom of their support queue. With our Identity Manager module, you gain the ability to automate this process and increase its security.

Requests made in Identity Manager go through a customizable workflow of approvers based on the permissions requested and who is requesting them. The requests can be viewed, approved, or denied from the application or even from the approver’s outlook inbox. With the integration of the Fastpath Assure Segregation of Duties (SoD) module, each request includes a SoD analysis, so risks can be recognized by the requester and each approver prior to decision making. Once approved, the request is automatically applied, without the need for IT.

FEATURES

  • Streamline User Provisioning
  • Visibility into SoD risks during requests and approvals with Assure integration
  • Helps achieve Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance
  • Multi-level management approval structures
  • Schedule Start and Stop times for Emergency/temporary access
  • Require approvals based on requesting user, requested role, requested application, or SoD risk level
  • Comprehensive reporting on requests and approvals
  • Active Directory user disables/deletes are automatically synchronized with AX

Role Assignment 

365 User Provisioning 

365 User Provisioning ×

Change Happens, Do You Know Who Has Access to Your Sensitive Data

The Fastpath Assure Access Review module pulls user access from AX for security review and sign off.

It can be difficult to review who has access to critical or sensitive areas of your data, but understanding that access is essential to Dynamics AX security. For many companies, this is a time-consuming manual process consisting of reviewing dozens of reports just to narrow down specific areas of access. To maintain security and compliance, these reviews should be done regularly, but with such an arduous process they tend to be put off until either audits or issues arise.

The Access Review module simplifies and automates Dynamics AX access reviews by pulling the data directly from AX on demand. The module gives companies the ability to quickly analyze user access to sensitive areas continuously, improving security and reducing the resources needed to run these reports on a regular basis. With access reviews readily available, user access can be controlled efficiently and even help maintain effectual Dynamics AX user licensing.

FEATURES

  • Detailed access reports to simplify security setup
  • Security reporting by user, table access or menu access
  • Assists in maintaining cost-effective Dynamics AX licensing
  • De­fine custom report schedules (daily, weekly, monthly) and send via Excel or PDF attachment
  • Assists in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

Conflict Ruleset Maintenancecritical access 

Critical access ×

Easily and Securely Grant Temporary Access

The Fastpath Assure Identity Manager automates access requests, including temporary access scheduling.

Businesses may find that projects and other temporary situations may demand users gain additional access above or beyond their standard allowances. This could be to cover someone who is out sick, firefighter access after hours, or just an uncommon task. When these emergency access situations arise, you need to be able to quickly provide the access, but also maintain the security of your system.

With the Identity Manager module, you can easily make access change requests and automate the approval process. You can set a start and end time based on the specific needs, as well as get an immediate report as to what conflicts are inherent in the new access prior to approval. If you’re interested in monitoring what users do with their access, check out the change tracking capability of the Audit Trail module.

FEATURES

  • Schedule Start and Stop times for emergency or temporary access
  • Visibility into SoD risks during requests and approvals with Assure integration
  • Multi-level management approval structures
  • Require approvals based on requesting user, requested role, requested application, or SoD risk level
  • Comprehensive reporting on requests and approvals
  • Helps achieve SOX compliance
  • Active Directory user disables/deletes are automatically synchronized with AX

Access Scheduling

365 Emergency Access 

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Microsoft Dynamics AX: 3, 4, 2009, 2009 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 & R3, Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations

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