(or why your SAP Solution manager functionality is very expensive)
As we have stated before, when it comes to the Security of your mission critical SAP systems, the SAP solution manager might seem like a reasonable option to go for. Seems logical right? It is already there in your landscape and it is for free. What is there not to like?
Don’t get us wrong, the SAP Solution Manager is a great solution for SAP customers to manage their SAP landscape with regards to installations, upgrades, technical monitoring and for example functionality like Charm and Business Process Monitoring and many, many more. Specifically when it comes to Security there are several functionalities that might help customers like the Security Optimisation Service report, System Recommendations and Configuration Validation.
The thing is though, that these functionalities are by no means integrated with each other, are very technical to work with, are not easy to setup and take a long time to setup. We have seen implementations that lasted for weeks even up to months by external consultants that lead to implementation costs of up to tens of thousands of Euro’s.
While this is not a ‘wrong’ thing per se to do ,we would like to offer considerations and an alternative to think through, since this can save you a lot of money, frustration and a more user-friendly and integrated way to improve the security of your mission critical SAP systems. Easy to deploy, easy to maintain (no agents!), reasonably priced for any SAP customer to afford (instead of pricy commercial alternatives) and free to try for a period of 3 months we are more than happy to help you on your way in just hours towards a more secure SAP landscape.