IT security is an essential topic for any organization. Both SUSE and SAP take security very seriously.
For SAP HANA a comprehensive security guide is available, that describes in detail how to protect HANA from a database perspective. To complement this on operating system level our Hardening Guide for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is now available.
It will assist you setting up a SAP HANA system in a secure way. The new version of this guide not only contains up-to-date descriptions on how to harden the operating system running SAP HANA, but also introduces a new feature called „Remote Disk Encryption“. With Remote Disk Encryption it is now possible to encrypt any data handled by SAP HANA.
The guide also covers the setup of the SUSE firewall for HANA and the handling of updates as well as assists in choosing the suitable amount of software packages.
Of course the development will not stop here. The guide will continue be improved further to address software changes and new requirements over time, so please be sure to check our documentation regularly.
The guides are available on: https://www.suse.com/products/sles-for-sap/resource-library/ (White Paper section)