SECUDE partners with PTC for IP Security through Microsoft Azure

LUCERNE: SECUDE, SAP partner and a leading data security provider specializing in data security for SAP Enterprise and CAD software, today announced that the company and PTC have agreed to collaborate to support IP protection capabilities for customers of both organizations. The collaboration will enable users of PTC Creo® software to enhance their file integrity and quality by leveraging Microsoft’s Azure Information Protection (AIP) program.

SECUDE is an established global security solutions provider offering innovative IT data protection for SAP users. Founded as a joint venture between SAP and Fraunhofer Institute in 1996, SECUDE maintained a close SAP technology partnership and became a reliable resource for security solutions for the SAP market with ‘Single Sign-On’ for SAP, which was acquired by SAP in 2011. With a focus on making business process for data protection efficient and automated with little or no user interference, SECUDE’s goal is to provide ease of use for security processes while minimizing operational cost.

Industrial designers, engineers and manufacturers create trillions of dollars’ worth of intellectual property, such as details of either mature products or yet-to-be patented prototypes, often represented as constructional drawings typically stored as CAD files. Such IP is invaluable to the organization’s business. SECUDE HALOCAD® enables users of the PTC Creo and Windchill® applications to directly incorporate Azure Information Protection whenever CAD files are checked out for editing, or exported to related organizations.

Azure Information Protection is the de-facto standard from Microsoft for document rights management. Over 200 million Microsoft users already leverage this standard for sharing documents fully encrypted and secured internally and with business partners.

For SECUDE, this collaboration will create opportunities to expand its footprint and ensure a larger presence across the OEM–Supplier chain.

“There are many products that promise to secure CAD files shared in worldwide process chains using proprietary encryption. However, when you have invested in Microsoft Office 365, it makes sense to leverage Azure Information Protection for your CAD files using a simple, cost-effective integrated solution – HALOCAD. We are proud to offer a seamless connection to state-of-the-art IP security to our industry ecosystem, including PTC,” says Holger Huegel, VP – Technology, SECUDE.

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