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Your ERP's API layer: Balancing efficiency with security risk

by Carl Mazzanti
President, eMazzanti Technologies

Security threats to Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP systems often fly under the radar of customers, the partners that implement these solutions, and the vendors that build integrations connecting ERP to the rest of the business.

Companies tend to think that Dynamics 365 systems are resistant to penetration because they typically sit behind Microsoft’s cloud and a firewall, utilize Microsoft user ID accounts, and, frequently, endpoint threat detection and response protection programs. However, as attacks against ERP systems grow, it is clear that an effective intrusion detection and protection system should begin at the front lines.

Instead, and all too often, a cybersecurity partner is called in to clean up a mess - only after the damage has been done. By then, insurance providers get involved, forensics groups descend into the environment, and fingers start pointing in all directions.

In contrast, a proper frontline setup that reflects organizational planning and security best practices will build a fence that cannot easily be scaled. Pre-built security solutions can be bundled with services that make for a comprehensive ERP security configuration. A moat backed by an armed garrison.

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About Carl Mazzanti

Carl Mazzanti is the President of eMazzanti Technologies, founded in 2001, and since then has serviced thousands of clients in the NJ and New York Metropolitan area. The firm has a long-standing history as a Microsoft Gold Partner and Cyber Security expert. eMazzanti is a Microsoft Partner that provides solutions that range from Modern Workplace (M365 and Teams), Azure, and Cloud solutions, to Dynamics 365 and ERP. With an impressive client roster that ranges from high-profile law, manufacturing, and retail firms to many professional services firms and municipalities, the commitment is to lifetime customer relationships. For more information, you can visit or directly contact Carl at 866-362-9926.

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