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Your network infrastructure is extremely important in protecting your system, and must support the communication necessary for your business needs without allowing unauthorized access. A well-defined network topology can eliminate many security threats resulting from software flaws or network attacks.

If users cannot log on to your application or database servers at the operating system or database layer, there is no way for intruders to compromise the machines and gain access to the SAP system’s database or files. Additionally, if users cannot connect to the server local area network (LAN), they cannot exploit well-known bugs and security holes in network services on the server machines.

The network topology for SAP Fiori components is based on the topology used by SAP NetWeaver Gateway, SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA. Therefore, the security guidelines and recommendations described in the corresponding security guides also apply to SAP Fiori components.