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SAP NetWeaver - SAP Virus Scan Interface 2.0 (NW-VSI 2.0)

"Certification for this integration scenario with the most recent version of SAP solutions is available only upon request, if SAP resources are available. Please contact or for more information."

The SAP NetWeaver Virus Scan Interface (NW-VSI) allows external anti-virus and content security solutions to integrate with SAP Applications Servers The Virus Scan Adapter is built by the anti-virus solution provider based on SAP templates in the Software Development Kit (SDK) for Virus Scan Adapters. This standardized process provides a transparent job division between SAP data to be scanned (SAP know-how) and the actual virus scan (Anti Virus know-how). Additionally, it also allows SAP customers to easily switch between anti-virus and content security solutions based on their business needs.

The version 2.0 of NW-VSI covers not only the signature based classical AV protection but also support the detection of malicious file formats, file format classification and detection of active content inside of file, e.g. script in files. The use-case for these enhancements is the protection of web applications against XSS in files (cross-site scripting in files). The SAP Security Note 1693981 describes the problems about script inside of documents which are uploaded into SAP systems.

The integration of VSI is not only available in the NetWeaver core platform, but in all SAP web application servers. The picture about VSI shows left the different options the AV partners have and right the different SAP integrations.

The partner integration is done with a single API in C programming language. The picture about the software layer demonstrates the integration into various SAP applications, provided by SAP

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.

News and Highlights:

SAP partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) integrating third-party applications with SAP Security solutions are cordially invited to our "SAP Security and Identity Management certification" webinar recording

Technical Documentation

SAP NetWeaver Application Server 6.40 NW-VSI was introduced as a certifiable interface in this release. For more information, see:

Before doing the actual certification please test the coding. The stand-alone executable "vsatest" exists for testing the adapter. Vsatest executable is is required, but an SAP installation is not necessary.

Test System Recommendation from ICC

The most suitable license opportunity for this scenario is SAP NetWeaver Test & Demo or SAP NetWeaver Developer User license.

Description about available test system options:

Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Test System Opportunities for Independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.

Price List

10,000 Euro Per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.

Benefits of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.

Please visit the 'Certification Benefits overview page' for more information.

  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:

    Integration with SAP NetWeaver

Important Links:
Customer Documentation VSI
This is the central homepage for SAP NetWeaver capabilities on SDN.
This is SDN Homepage. You may also link to SDN blogs, external web sites, or related PM web pages.
This is the Security and Identity Management capability topic for SAP NetWeaver
For a list of already certified integrations for this integration scenario, visit the Application Development partner directory. and use the search functions in the "Search for Solutions" tab.
Developer Area: SAP NetWeaver Security

SAP Training and Help:
Please refer to
SAP Education

ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series"

Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form.

SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.

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