Fastpath complements security of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations with Fastpath Security Designer

July 20, 2020 Fastpath, a Microsoft Gold certified partner, delivers Fastpath Security Designer to give companies a strong and reliable security access controls solution.

The Challenge

As companies continue to see benefits with digital transformation and utilize all the capabilities inside Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, the area of security is more important than ever. As business processes change and users are introduced to the benefits of digital transformation in their daily tasks and department functions, security around these tasks and functions continues to be critically important to ensure these benefits are realized.

Many times, security is one of the last pieces of a software implementation project to be completed and consequently does not receive the proper amount of time or resources to effectively set up proper controls over company records and assets. Without the right tool and procedures in place for managing user access, controls can be compromised. Errors, intentional or not, can occur, and data privacy and financial risks are elevated.

The Solution

Security Designer by Fastpath provides a Microsoft Azure-based solution to manage user access and administration efficiently inside Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. It gives security and IT administrators functional tools that they require as well as a framework designed around the industry. The solution ensures security is easy to set up during a company’s digital transformation journey with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

With Fastpath Security Designer, company IT teams can easily edit and create roles with an automatic risk review. Starting with the ability to model security changes, they can simulate edits and view where conflicts exist versus where they would exist if changes went into effect. Administrators can also create multiple security models, and, in turn, be able to decide which model best fits the company’s needs with the lowest possible risk level. Finally, if the implementation of changes is approved, these can be written directly to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, requiring no repeat work, from security analysis to provisioning.

The Fastpath Security Designer is complementary to Dyanmics 365 Finance and Operation’s native security configuration.

Now, teams can:

  • Make changes to security quickly and easily
  • Utilize an easier setup than through the user interface in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
  • Push security changes from Security Designer directly into Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
  • Run a risk analysis against security changes to see the possible segregation of duties (SoD) implications of those changes
  • Turn on/off workflow approval functionality
  • Upload Task Recordings from Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations business processes to set the security required for those processes as well as other security that is and is not provisioned already
  • See objects impacted by proposed security changes

That being said, Fastpath Security Designer provides a robust toolkit for security administrators as they build and manage Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations access for their users. It’s proven to make the task of implementing security easier during digital transformation projects with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

“Fastpath offers a comprehensive governance, risk, and compliance solution that complements Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Security Designer allows customers to be confident their security and control expectations are not only met, but exceeded,” says Andy Snook, CEO, Fastpath.

Muhammad Alam, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics 365 said, “We’re pleased about the Security Designer announcement which further extends the Fastpath Assure Platform and deepens the security, risk and compliance capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365.”  

To learn more about the efficiencies gained compared to the native security tools in D365 F&O view this video:

About Fastpath

At Fastpath, our mission is to deliver software solutions that seamlessly empower our clients to take control of their security, compliance, and risk management initiatives

If you are spending countless hours preparing for your audits, struggling to comply with legislative requirements like Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, FDA, or just need help reviewing who has access to what within your ERP, Fastpath can help. Fastpath’ s suite of tools can help your company with risk analysis, access certification, role management, compliant user provisioning, emergency access management, and continuous monitoring

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