Leading American automobile company secures priceless product planning documents with Seclore
A leading American car manufacturer needed to keep valuable intellectual property (IP) safe from data theft and insider threats. The car company used Seclore’s file server integration to secure documents internally and restrict external sharing. Now, company data worth millions is protected wherever it travels or resides.
Securing priceless product planning documents
In the automobile industry, product planning lays out multi-year projections for the design, engineering, tooling, launch, and production of a company’s vehicle lines and models. Planning documents include sensitive business information like new car models, which can take years to create and launch and are critical for differentiation and competitiveness in the market.
The potential impact on the business would be catastrophic. With those documents in the wrong hands, the company could lose millions in market share and revenue.
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Enterprise IP protection
The automobile company used Seclore’s data-centric security solution to protect its IP wherever it travels.
Seclore instantly protects all planning documents saved within a folder. When shared internally, those documents are converted to protected PDFs and emailed only to authorized recipients. External sharing is restricted, and only authorized recipients can view protected documents from authorized desktops.
Screen sharing and viewing on unauthorized devices like tablets or mobile devices is also restricted.
Management and executives who need broader access will receive the file-server-protected planning documents via email. They can access the documents on their desktops, tablets, or mobile phones—once the files are protected in the file server, the protection persists and is agnostic of the sharing mechanism.
On top of that, the automobile manufacturer used Seclore to add custom protection to any research and study docs as needed.
Successfully protecting IP worth millions of dollars
By protecting its product planning documents, the automobile company has significantly reduced the threat of product leaks. Over 400 authorized users can still share the planning documents quickly and efficiently with internal stakeholders, without compromising company IP. Company leaders across five continents work with protected strategy documents.
Most importantly, company assets worth millions are protected and secure.