Eduard Lorenz, KPMG AG WirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaftThe undesirable loss of sensitive data from SAP poses major financial and legal risks for companies. A new approach is getting to the root of the problem, that is: at the program code. In SAP system environments, data leakage can occur at several points. When ABAP programs are being executed, the required information is read out from the SAP database tables and made available to the users via various communication channels. These range from classic output lists through specific SAP interfaces right up to modern Web services. In addition, users can create an e-mail from an ABAP program and then send the SAP data as an attachment to the mail.