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SAPPHIRE NOW: The Realities Of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

SaSoe

By: SaSoe

May 9, 2017 5:41 am

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The following article has been contributed by Lesley Steventon, Virtual Forge, Inc. SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference is fast approaching. Here are several great reasons to include SUSE partner – and hosting SAP partner Virtual Forge, Inc. as a “must have” on your conference agenda this year!  Schedule an Onsite Strategy Meeting in Virtual …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Events, Expert Views, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

There’s Life in the Old Dog Yet: Mainframes Are Gaining Ground — Also Thanks to Linux

chabowski

By: chabowski

April 24, 2017 1:25 pm

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This article has originally been published in German at DataCenter Insider with the title “Wie wunderbar sind Mainframes – dank Linux“. A huge “Thank You” to chief editor Ulrike Ostler for the permission to publish the article in English at the SUSE blog. Despite all the prophecies of doom, mainframes have never really “gone out of fashion”, and their …

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Categories: Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions

Encrypting Supportconfig for Added Security

chamilton

By: chamilton

April 24, 2017 6:56 am

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There are cases where the data on your server is extremely sensitive. In these cases sending information, like the supportconfig, to us using standard methods like email and FTP aren’t secure enough. So what can be done? We can use GPG keys to encrypt the data before it is sent. I’ll give the steps of the …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Lenovo™ and SUSE® deliver the first integrated enterprise Linux TPM 2.0 solution

Drew

By: Drew

March 9, 2017 1:17 pm

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The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a cryptographic component of many enterprise-class servers.  TPM is an integral part of hardware-based security in these servers, providing tasks such as user authentication, remote access and data protection. System functions such as Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) use TPM enhancements to help deliver system security. TPM 2.0 …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, IT Infrastructure Management, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

SUSE will move to CVSS v3.0



By: Alexander Bergmann

January 16, 2017 9:17 am

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One aspect of IT security is risk assessment and risk management. Newly announced or discovered vulnerabilities need to be evaluated and put into context to understand the impact they have. A widely-used framework to measure such issues is the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). In practice currently two versions – CVSS v2 released in 2007 …

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Categories: SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Pi Aims for Large Slice of the Cloud Market with OpenStack

Mark_Smith

By: Mark_Smith

January 12, 2017 11:54 am

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Just in case anyone thinks there’s a typo in the title, I’m referring to “Pi” as in the 16th letter of Greek alphabet or the mathematical constant. Not “Pie” as in apple pie. More specifically, this is about Pi DATACENTERS, a cloud service provider in India who is aiming to capture a large slice of …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Cloud Solutions, OpenStack, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, Technical Solutions

Two Highlight Sessions From openSUSE Conference – Day One

chabowski

By: chabowski

June 23, 2016 9:07 am

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My colleague Frank already shared his impressions from the first half of day one at openSUSE Conference, and I just can second his words about the keynote from Tom, Dave, and Joe about Saltstack and SUSE Manager. (BTW – I always thought a “Reactor Architecture” is something kind of a bit more scary, but yesterday …

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Categories: openSUSE, Technical Solutions

Availability of SAP HANA important to you?



By: joanneharris

May 19, 2016 11:26 am

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How would zero planned downtime for SAP sound to you? Well now that could actually be attainable. SUSE just introduced SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching to help customers running workloads on the SAP HANA platform, SAP NetWeaver technology platform and other SAP applications reduce the business disruption caused by planned downtime, while maintaining a highly secure IT environment. …

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

DROWN patches available for SUSE Linux Enterprise

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 1, 2016 10:24 am

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Earlier today a security vulnerability known as “DROWN” was announced.  SUSE was on top of it and already has patches available for SUSE Linux Enterprise. What is “DROWN”? “DROWN” is an acronym that stands for “Decrypting RSA using Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption”.  Also known as CVE-2016-0800. It allows an attacker to decrypt a TLS connection …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

OpenSSH Security Vulnerability information and patch details.

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 14, 2016 10:24 am

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There’s a new security vulnerability in town that goes by the name of CVE-2016-0777 (and CVE-2016-0778). Catchy, I know. In a nutshell, this is a leak in the OpenSSH client that can allow malicious servers to get the private key of a roaming client. Obviously that is not a good thing. This vulnerability works by exploiting an undocumented …

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