How S4 protects over $122 million worth of orders processed
through Salesforce for a Fortune 500 company.
Being proactive and utilizing S4 before it was too late
One of the world’s largest telecommunication companies reached out to DigitSec, Inc. in June 2018.
While they had not suffered from a large-scale data breach in the past, they knew their globally
recognized name and annual revenue put a target on their back. The company did not want to become
another scandalous news story and vowed to be proactive in securing their Salesforce data. This
mentality prompted the Application Security Team to run S4 and evaluate the overall security health of
their Salesforce.
Right from the start, S4 uncovered a vast number of threats and vulnerabilities in the company’s Apex
code and overall Salesforce environment. These threats included insecure API access, a red flag which if
ignored, could have led to a massive data breach containing financial information such as credit card
numbers and bank account numbers. For a company committed to prioritizing their customers’ data, S4
had made a startling discovery.
S4 - SaaS Security Scanner for Salesforce (S4), is a security tool developed by DigitSec, Inc. which
protects Salesforce organizations from hackers and data breaches. S4 does this by utilizing static code
analysis and runtime testing to identify threats and vulnerabilities in Apex code written in the
development environment. As the leading SaaS application security provider, S4 is committed to
providing scans which are both robust and thorough. In accordance with that, S4 can be easily scaled out
for large organizations and provides Proof of Concept (PoC) exploits for all injection flaws uncovered.
S4 - SaaS Security Scanner for Salesforce
DigitSec, Inc.
$57 - $109 Billion
The amount of money the U.S. government
estimates the American economy lost from
cyber attacks in 2016.
$3.86 Million
The average cost of a data breach to
companies worldwide (according to a 2018
study by the Ponemon Institute for IBM).
Being Proactive About Salesforce Security
Case Study
Over $120 million worth of orders processed through Salesforce protected
Expert remediation recommendations provided for each threat
1 less company at risk from an attack on their Salesforce data
Due to the company’s regular use of S4 and the tool’s robust ability, the company has been able to
protect over $120 million worth of orders processed through Salesforce from hackers and other threats.
Moving forward, they will continue to use S4 in their day-to-day development on Salesforce. The compa-
ny is committed to keeping their customers’ data safe and have found S4 to be the perfect tool in helping
make that happen.
How S4 has impacted the company’s Salesforce security health
Engagement overview
DigitSec, Inc.
Integrating S4 into their everyday workflow
Once the company realized the level of positive impact S4 had on their overall Salesforce security health,
they decided to take their use of the tool to the next level. Now, before any code in their Salesforce
environment is pushed to production, the company has S4 run a comprehensive security scan. This way
any security bugs are caught immediately, and not after changes have been shipped to production.
For any other Salesforce security scanner, running a comprehensive security scan this frequently would
not be feasible for large code bases. It would simply take too long and push development behind schedule.
S4 though, is fast and efficient. Due to its unique application of static code analysis and runtime testing,
S4 can rapidly identify threats and vulnerabilities in any size Salesforce environment.
Developers write code in
Salesforce dev environment
Scan all code wit S4 to detect
threats and vulnerabilities
Remediate issues and push
code to production

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