Be a Superhero by Retaining Control of Your Intellectual Property (IP)
After its people, a company’s most prized asset is its intellectual property (IP). Using inappropriate mechanisms can cause leakage of sensitive IP which can in turn cause corporate harm on multiple fronts, e.g. loss of competitive advantage, financial penalties incurred for negligence, share value depreciation, brand trust issues amongst the markets etc. With a Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution in place, risks such are these are vastly mitigated against.
Flexible and secure data interchange with external development partners
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH - largest household appliance manufacturer in Europe
The objective of BSH was to complete the new set up of the entire file transfer process with external development partners to a single solution from one source within the framework of a PDM/PLM consolidation. During this process, factors such as future security, modern interfaces and up-to-date technologies were to be taken into account. At the end of the decision making process, SEEBURGER's MFT solution was chosen as best fit.
“With the new, future-proof software, everything is provided from one single source. BSH has also been able to make significant savings due to the phasing out of the old ad-hoc transfer solution.”
Hartmut Weber, Service Manager of EDI, Factories at BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Imagine the scenario where a product development team needs to securely collaborate with development partners by way of sharing CAD drawings, image renderings etc. in effort to quickly ready a new product for market and thus gain competitive edge. In parallel to the development of the product, the marketing team needs to securely engage advertising agencies to produce print and video ads in time for the new product launch.
Using existing corporate e-mail, personal e-mail, file sharing services such as DropBox and writing to physical media (USB sticks, flash drives, discs etc.) and then posting/couriering come with inherent challenges that create security and compliance issues as well as a poor user experience. A Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution however provides:
Intellectual property is encrypted - meaning that even if it were intercepted it's unlikely to ever be compromised.
Personal e-mail accounts, file sharing services such as DropBox etc. and postal services/couriers are no longer needed - thus ensuring total corporate control of IP.
At any moment in time, know when IP has been accessed and by whom.
With an MFT plug-in, regular e-mail can be used for sharing IP securely - meaning no time is wasted in having to switch to a discrete solution.