HERE'S THE CHALLENGE
All manufacturers must have a strategy in place to ensure the free flow of information across their supply chains, while safeguarding that information from industrial espionage, nation state adversaries and malicious insiders. Manufacturers are also under pressure to meet increasingly stringent export requirements such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
The most valuable IP for manufacturers is usually unstructured data, such as CAD files, source code, and formulas. The problem is, most data loss prevention solutions aren’t very good at protecting or even recognizing this unstructured data.
HERE'S THE SOLUTION
More than 75 manufacturing organizations - including 4 of the top 8 best-selling car brands - trust Fortra’s Digital Guardian to stop IP theft and help them share data securely across their supply chain.
Our data loss prevention (DLP) platform enables manufacturers across the globe to effectively discover, monitor and control sensitive design data, whether it’s on the network, in use on desktops or laptops, at rest in databases and on network servers - or stored in the cloud. Our solution, powered by AWS, lets organizations see threats to data and critical results quickly thanks to a series of out-of-the-box dashboards and an integrated rapid start up. Real-time prompts enhance security awareness at the point of risk, reducing insider misuse of sensitive data.
Need to share data across multiple factories and ensure that trade secrets don't fall into the wrong hands? Digital Guardian Secure Collaboration allows you to securely share your intellectual property and trade secrets.
SEE WHAT DATA TO PROTECT
Fortra’s Digital Guardian starts up quickly and gives organizations immediate visibility into their data security, making it easier to see and block all threats to sensitive information. Digital Guardian delivers deep visibility into data, user and system events and can accurately identify both structured and unstructured data, like CAD files, source code, business processes and formulas – the most valuable IP for manufacturers.
UNDERSTAND WHEN DATA IS AT RISK
Our Analytics and Reporting Cloud (ARC) provides fast and intuitive visibility to DLP actions, analytics, workflows, and reporting. Running on AWS, ARC correlates and analyzes system, user, and data events from endpoint agents and network appliance to provide the visibility and context defenders need to identify and remediate threats wherever they come from.
SHARE DATA SECURELY ACROSS YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
Get more control over your structured and unstructured data with our comprehensive controls designed to ensure that sensitive data does not leave your organization. Our context-based and behavior-based rules automatically prompt users or block only those behaviors that pose a threat to your organization, educating users about data protection without slowing down your business.
COMPLY WITH KEY REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
Digital Guardian provides a detailed audit trail to support demonstrate compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other regulatory requirements.
DIGITAL GUARDIAN DLP HELPS MANUFACTURING COMPANIES PROTECT:
- Business Processes
- Supplier Contracts
- Design Specifications
- CAD Drawings, Blueprints
- Source Code
- R&D Data
- Supplier Contracts
- Customer IP
- Component List
- Business Processes
- Customer Contracts
Your intellectual property and trade secrets are leaking
Security teams in the manufacturing sector are often balancing between two competing demands: securing intellectual property and enabling high-speed production efficiency.
Your team is laser focused on protecting your business’ competitive edge and R&D—your product designs, manufacturing specifications and supplier contracts—but to ship successful products, the business must share highly confidential information throughout the supply chain and to employees who may not necessarily be with your company forever.
How do you control how suppliers consume our sensitive designs? How do you prevent leaks to unauthorized partners or competitors once an employee or third-party supplier has access to your R&D? How do you audit your data throughout the supply chain? How can you revoke access to proprietary data once an employee leaves the company?
Protect your IP and trade secrets wherever they travel. Digital Guardian Secure Collaboration lets you identify, safeguard, and secure your ITAR-regulated data and helps you share it across your supply chain, without changing the way you work.
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Secure Outsourcing and Operational Efficiency for a Semiconductor Manufacturer
A multibillion-dollar fabless semiconductor company with more than 3,800 patents worldwide for innovations in both wired and wireless technologies turned to Digital Guardian to protect its IP and maintain strict export control compliance. Digital Guardian agents were deployed on 12,000+ Windows and Linux endpoints across the enterprise – including file servers, Citrix servers, desktops and laptops. We now protect the company's IP while enabling and controlling its use among authorized internal and external collaborators such as contractors, partners and suppliers.