Extending the Security of SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS enables organizations to create robust technical 2-D and 3-D drawings.  These drawings which contain highly sensitive intellectual property are often shared with third parties such as sub-contractors, suppliers and customers. While this information needs to be shared to support necessary collaboration and review, once the IP leaves the organization’s network, it can be easily exploited.

What is really required to fully ensure secure collaboration? Persistent control over the ‘usage’ of a SOLIDWORKS’ file as it is shared with external participants. That’s where Seclore IRM comes in. By adding Seclore to SOLIDWORKS, organizations can persistently control the usage of intellectual property (parts and assemblies) to ensure secure collaboration while these files are shared internally across business units and externally with third party entities.


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How Seclore IRMaaS for SOLIDWORKS Works

Here is how the Seclore IRMaaS for SOLIDWORKS works:

  • Persistent, granular usage controls are provided with the SOLIDWORKS Secure Pack-and-Go module, making it easy to ensure sensitive IP (assemblies and parts) remain secure wherever it travels and is stored.
  • Such persistent usage controls can be added to files ensuring only authenticated users can utilize the file and under what conditions.
  • When a recipient receives a protected SOLIDWORKS file, their ‘rights’ to view, edit, cut/paste, screen share and print the file are governed by the IRM policies in real-time.
  • Authorized recipients can collaborate on the file within the native SOLIDWORKS application, all while being governed by the IRM usage policies.
  • Policy changes can be made remotely by the file owner in real-time, which can include the complete revocation of rights.

Persistently Protect Files with Highly Granular Usage Controls

Combining IRM with SOLIDWORKS will keep your files under your control. With a single click, the sender (document owner) can add granular usage controls that enforce who can do what with a file, from which device or IP address, and for how long. These granular usage controls stay with the sensitive IP (assemblies and parts) wherever it travels.

Remote Management of Usage Controls

Allows the file owner to dynamically modify or revoke usage policies to previously shared files no matter where the file is located or how many copies have been shared.

Flexible and Easy Access to Protected Files for Recipients

Recipients can authenticate using Google or any other identity federation services. And a recipient can easily download the SOLIDWORKS IRM module, making it easy to quickly engage in the collaboration process.

End-to-End Auditing and Regulatory Compliance

Seclore IRMaaS for SOLIDWORKS provides complete real-time visibility over document usage including alerts, dashboards and detailed reports. All activities performed on protected files – whether inside or outside the enterprise network – are centrally logged including authorized usage actions as well as unauthorized attempts. Forensic details such as date and time, machine name, IP address, and file path are also available.

Dynamic and Automatic Policy Management

A change in the IRM file permissions will automatically apply – in real-time – on all previously shared files.

Policy Federation

IRM permissions on a file are fetched in real-time from Seclore IRMaaS for SOLIDWORKS each time the protected file is opened. The federation of policies ensures a streamlined and dynamic extension of file usage permissions.

Expand Persistent Security Across the Enterprise

You can also add persistent data-centric security to other systems such as email, IBM ECM, MS- SharePoint, SAP ERP, DLP and other popular platforms. Pre-built connectors for a variety of your existing systems enable you to automatically add the same IRM usage controls to secure files as they are shared, downloaded, or discovered.