AppArmor is perfectly suitable as an alternative to SELinux. Indeed, if your shop already uses SUSE, then I strongly recommend investigating AppArmor before making the significant decision to migrate distributions. I believe you will find that AppArmor provides equivalent support to SELinux and with the additional benefit of being supported under SUSE, hence not requiring distribution migration.
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Of course, if you have significant implementation and investment in SELinux, then potentially migration to Red Hat or another distribution that supports SELinux might be an option.
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