Where there is light, there is also shadow
Shadow IT is playing an increasingly important role in many companies, especially in successful ones. Employees establish hardware and software without the knowledge of the internal IT department. This makes work easier and more efficient. This shadow IT affects almost every company to varying degrees. Sometimes, only the private cell phone is used; in other places, entire production processes depend on macros created by the employees themselves. The problem with this is that, apart from the users themselves, no one is usually aware of these dependencies through self-created macros or other unauthorized tools. Updates, new programs or simply the loss of an employee quickly cause considerable damage because processes can no longer run as usual.
Why do you need a tool to analyze and sign VBA macros?
VBA macros pose a significant security risk in many companies. They come from partners or are written internally. They control smaller processes or entire production chains and often no one knows which such applications are actually in use and which processes are controlled by them. If you want to switch from Microsoft Office 32 to 64 bits, macros can no longer do their job as usual and processes fall by the wayside. If you want to replace VBA with new technologies, however, you must have knowledge of all existing macros. Certainly, these applications can also be manually examined, checked for malicious code and signed, but this takes a lot of time. Depending on the number and complexity, it can take a few weeks until you have an overview. That’s why Office VBA Security & Compliance – our tool for the automated analysis and signature of your macros – is available for the security of your work processes.
Why should scripts and executables be signed?
Unsigned scripts and executables pose a security risk. If only signed scripts and programs from trusted publishers are allowed, the security of the entire system increases enormously.
Do you want to secure your company?
Then you have come to the right place. For many years, we have been advising our customers on security and the avoidance of shadow IT. We advise you on the optimal solutions for you, implement and maintain them – according to your wishes.
Get the macro overview
Do you want to secure the use of VBA macros in your company? Our experience shows that such macros are particularly often used to bypass internal processes. Hackers also like to use them to introduce viruses. With our solution “Office VBA Security & Compliance” you get an overview of all VBA macros used in your company, can sign them and thus secure their use.
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