The primary objective of this white paper is to open the reader's eyes to security issues they never even knew existed.  Second, and almost of equal importance, this paper hopes to provide the reader with simple and easy-to-implement solutions for securing the various layers surrounding their OpenEdge data. The goal is for you to use the information in this document to build a comprehensive list of possible security issues and with this list, intelligently decide whether the potential breaches are below or above your current risk tolerance. If they are below, you ignore them for now. If they are above, you can initiate an action plan to eliminate the breaches in question.
This paper was written by Paul Koufalis, President of Progreswiz Consulting. Paul has extensive experience as an OpenEdge developer, with the additional background and experience in data security. Paul can be contacted at

Deploying a Progress Application in a Secure Environment.pdf