KuppingerCole Report
Executive View
By Mike Small

SAP HANA Platform Security

SAP HANA Platform securely supports the IT applications and services needed by organizations to achieve digital transformation as well as the traditional IT systems of record. It offers a high-performance database through in-memory processing and provides enterprise grade security features that cover the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data being held and processed.

1 Introduction

The Digital Transformation of Business affects virtually all industries. It enables organizations to deliver products and services that are better al ...

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2 Product Description

SAP HANA Platform is a platform to build new applications and is also the runtime backend for SAP Enterprise Applications. It provides high performan ...

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2.1 Overview

SAP HANA is an in-memory platform that combines a standard-compliant database with advanced data processing, application services, and flexible data i ...

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3 SAP HANA Platform Security

This section provides an overview of the security capabilities provided by the SAP HANA Platform. These capabilities enable organizations to implemen ...

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3.1 Access Control

This covers the management of users, how their access is authenticated, and how access is authorized.

  • User Management - Administrators can use ei ...
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3.2 Application Authentication

One important feature of the SAP HANA platform is that it enables an extra degree of isolation between applications that share a common database. SAP ...

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3.3 Audit Logging

To demonstrate compliance with laws and regulations and to identify misuse as well as detect possible cyber-attacks it is essential to provide mechani ...

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3.4 Encryption

One important control that supports confidentiality is encryption. The SAP HANA Platform can encrypt data at rest and in transit. This helps to prot ...

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3.5 Administration and Monitoring Tools

There are several tools provided by SAP and SAP HANA supports documented interfaces to enable integration with the customers’ security network and d ...

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3.6 Software Lifecycle and Security

The SAP HANA Platform is developed using a comprehensive framework of processes, guidelines, tools and staff training, which ensures that security is ...

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4 Strengths and Challenges

SAP HANA Platform securely supports the IT applications and services needed by organizations to achieve digital transformation as well as the traditio ...

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