The Secure Engineering Collaboration solution is designed to facilitate the agile collaboration required for global product development, while improving IP security. NextLabs® has teamed with SAP® to enable businesses to:
- Easily classify engineering data such as CAD drawings, engineering specifications, and eBOM.
- Prevent misuse and improper disclosure of company or partner IP.
- Enforce data security policies in accordance with confidentiality and information-sharing agreements.
- Centrally define and manage standards-based policies authorizing use of IP.
- Automate user education on policies and procedures as part of daily use.
- Provide centralized audit trail of access for compliance reporting.
Securing Intellectual Property
Intellectual property (IP), such as engineering designs, research documents, source code, parts specifications, engineering bill of materials (eBOM), and CAD drawings, are a company's most strategic assets. When corporate IP is leaked, companies often suffer competitive disadvantage and lose product leadership, and could face legal action and reputation damage when partner IP is wrongfully disclosed.
With the Secure Engineering Collaboration solution, businesses can enjoy the following benefits:
- Improve IP security and protection.
- Companies can prevent breach of IP and provide end-to-end protection across the partner network.
- Improve contractual compliance.
- Prevent wrongful disclosure and protect IP according to confidentiality agreements.
- Accelerate collaboration.
- Centrally manage all access policies and leverage fine grained policies for flexible access.
- Monitor and audit access.
- Centrally track usage of IP across the partner network and report wrongful disclosure.