Tag Archives: Security

Remote Data Center Encryption for Your SAP HANA Log Data


By: SaSoe

August 21, 2017 6:48 am



Every single data area processed in SAP HANA is highly sensitive. To safeguard against security threats, SAP HANA includes a built-in feature that encrypts the vast majority of accrued data, known as data volumes, on the SAP HANA server’s hard drive. However, there is no built-in way to encrypt the log files that record ongoing …

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

Zapraszamy na Letnią Akademię SUSE – Od zera do bohatera

Rafal Kruschewski

By: Rafal Kruschewski

August 18, 2017 11:46 am



Zwykle w czasie wakacji w dziale IT jest nieco mniej pracy. Warto więc to wykorzystać i poszerzyć swoją wiedzę o najważniejszych obecnie rozwiązaniach open source podczas drugiej edycji Letniej Akademii SUSE.  W tym roku będziemy na niej mówić o konteneryzacji (Kubernetes/MicroOS/Salt), wdrażaniu chmur (OpenStack) i pamięci masowej zdefiniowanej programowo (Ceph), zapewnieniu ciągłości działania (Live Patching) …

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Categories: Containers, Containers as a Service, Events, Geo Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, OpenStack, Polish, Software-defined Storage, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, SUSE Storage

Security in numbers


By: Marijn

August 2, 2017 10:05 am



During my career I worked most of the time for companies that sold proprietary software and it’s only now, while currently working for SUSE, that I finally see how rich with ample projects the open source world is and how filled it is with software vendors that carry the most surprising names such as Gimp, …

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Configuring Smart Card authentication on SUSE Linux Enterprise

By: Andreas Stieger

July 28, 2017 7:58 am



This guide describes the configuration of Smart Card authentication on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. Smart Cards are used for user authentication and related cryptography applications. The configuration described here includes the Common Access Card (commonly referred to CAC card) , as used by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) for civil and military …

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

SAPPHIRE NOW: The Realities Of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities


By: SaSoe

May 9, 2017 5:41 am



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


By: chabowski

April 24, 2017 1:25 pm



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


By: chamilton

April 24, 2017 6:56 am



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


By: Drew

March 9, 2017 1:17 pm



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



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


By: Mark_Smith

January 12, 2017 11:54 am



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