The Cybersecurity Extension for SAP provides an alternative to SAP Code Vulnerability Analyzer (CVA) for SAP vulnerability management, threat detection, and custom code security. The Cybersecurity Extension for SAP is developed by Layer Seven Security. Layer7 is an SAP partner and competitor of SAP CVA. This guide will help you plan for the transition from SAP CVA to the Cybersecurity Extension for SAP. Once you have transitioned from SAP CVA, you can remove the SAP CVA consoles and sensors from your SAP landscape, as well as the SAP CVA users and addons in your SAP systems.
Unlike SAP CVA, the Cybersecurity Extension for SAP is an addon for SAP Solution Manager. Solution Manager is a monitoring and diagnostics platform widely used by SAP customers for application lifecycle management. Over 12,000 SAP customers worldwide are actively using Solution Manager to manage their SAP systems. Usage rights for Solution Manager are included in SAP support.
The Cybersecurity Extension for SAP requires the standard setup of Solution Manager. This guide will help you review your Solution Manager setup and prepare your platform to ensure a smooth transition from SAP CVA to the Cybersecurity Extension for SAP.
Check Solution Manager version and support pack level
The Cybersecurity Extension for SAP requires SAP Solution version 7.2, support pack 10 or higher. To check the version and support pack level of your Solution Manager, logon to SAP Solution Manager using SAP GUI. Click on More > System > Status. Click on Details in SAP System Data. Confirm the component ST is Release 720 and SP-Level is 010 or higher. You will need to perform a support pack update if the SP level is lower than 10.