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with embedded, data-centric security and dynamic data protection for
cad and plm, vera is helping manufacturers secure designs, products
and innovation throughout the supply chain
Vera, a leader in data-centric security, is partnering with Autodesk and PTC, industry leaders in the global CAD market. Although manufacturers account for 12 percent of the total U.S. GDP and
80 percent of privately held patents, companies today still lack effective
tools to control designs once shared with contractors, third parties or
foreign suppliers. With embedded, always-on security that travels with
the data, Vera offers the first solution that protects CAD files and data in
product lifecycle management (PLM) systems.
"CAD and PLM solutions are the beating heart of innovation for thousands of companies and define billions of dollars in products and IP every year," says Ajay Arora, CEO and
co-founder of Vera. "Because of this, these designs are a rich
target for IP theft that can result in untold millions of lost dollars. That stops today.
"While Autodesk and PTC are known for their excellent security, the problem has always been a complete lack of control
once designs leave these systems or are shared with external
partners. Now, Autodesk and PTC users worldwide can maintain total control over their designs and trade secrets throughout the supply chain."
Autodesk has built its reputation on not only a powerful
suite of simulation, 3-D design and engineering solutions, but
the trust designers have in the security and reliability of its ecosystem. Now a member of the Autodesk Developer Network
(ADN), Vera provides an additional layer of critical security for
teams working with AutoCAD and Inventor files that will protect data when designs are downloaded and shared externally,
or if competitors attempt to access trade secrets.
Vera also has partnered with PTC, a leader in IoT and AR design software, to help drive PTC's mission of building the fu-
ture of innovation. As part of the PTC Partner Advantage Program, Vera directly protects Creo Parametric designs created
on-premises or shared to unknown networks and devices. Additionally, manufacturers leveraging PTC's Windchill PLM can
leverage Vera to auto-protect CAD designs checked in, checked
out or shared with security controls that persist with the data,
anywhere and always.
With Vera's native support for Autodesk and PTC, engineering-driven companies can now:
* Dynamically control access and permissions for CAD files
- Control how and what recipients can do with CAD files,
regardless of where designs ultimately move.
* Proactively prevent competitors from accessing designs -
With Vera, businesses can now encrypt and control access
to confidential CAD drawings from creation to production,
even after they're taken to untrusted networks or devices.
* Automatically integrate with PLM systems - Vera automatically secures CAD files as they're uploaded or removed
from a PLM system to ensure security controls follow CAD
files, anywhere and always - without impacting designers'
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