SECUDE's HALOCAD Enables Engineering Companies to Protect CAD Files by Leveraging Microsoft AIP

The CAD file security solution, HALOCAD, is applicable to both SAP and non-SAP environments
LUZERN, Switzerland - Sept. 4, 2019 - PRLog -- SECUDE, SAP partner and a leading data security provider specializing in data security for SAP Enterprise software, today announced that it has designed and developed a unique solution to protect Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files. The solution, HALOCAD, exclusively meant for engineering and manufacturing companies across industries, will protect files, leveraging Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), as they are transferred across departments and organizations as part of the design-to-production life cycle.

SECUDE has developed, HALOCAD, keeping a 'beyond-SAP landscape' perspective in vision. This means its application is not limited to SAP ERP alone, thus making it Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) and industry agnostic. However, what makes this solution truly unique compared to other CAD file security solutions existing in the market is that HALOCAD acts as a dedicated integrator that connects the user's CAD applications or SAP application (such as KPro) to MIP. This means that user's investment in MIP can be fully utilized even to CAD applications.

The new CAD file security solution encrypts exported CAD files leveraging MIP. Using the solution's automated classification engine, granular authorizations and user rights are assigned to the data file allowing easy and secure exchange of the files between employees, partners or suppliers. Subsequently, the product will also include a monitoring feature to audit all exports and downloads of CAD files, and a blocking feature that will prevent users from downloading or sharing the files without authorization, thus effectively preventing accidental or intentional data leaks. HALOCAD currently supports AutoDesk Inventor and AutoCAD CAD applications. Its coverage will soon encompass, PTC Creo, Dassault CATIA and SolidWorks, and Siemens NX & SolidEdge CAD applications.

"HALOCAD is truly unique as it is the only solution that enables users to fully reap benefits of their investment in MIP either in an SAP or non-SAP landscape. The current version of HALOCAD supports all file extensions of Autodesk Inventor Professional. Our research and development team, in collaboration with Microsoft is also looking into other popular CAD applications", says Sriram Thiyagarajan, Product Head - HALOCAD, SECUDE.

Dr. Heiner Kromer, Chairman, SECUDE International AG, states, "We have been closely associated with the SAP world. Our 20+ year association with SAP and our solutions stands testament to our prowess in offering world-class data security products. Having studied the global data security landscape and based on our in-depth discussions with clients and partners, such as Microsoft, we identified that we had extend our expertise into niche areas such as CAD. This initiative is our first step in this regard."

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