Secure File Vaulting
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Securely control access to sensitive or proprietary product information using the easy-to-implement SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard systems. With secure file vaulting, user access is tightly managed—even within distributed computing environments—and security risks that arise from using shared network drives are eliminated.
The benefits of secure file vaulting extend beyond individual file security and user access control, including:
- Workflow tracking
- File routing
- Data storage
- Data backup
With SOLIDWORKS PDM products, data is kept secure, up to date, and accessible. The system eliminates duplicate work and delays, while saving time and development costs.
Secure Data Access
Easily establish and assign individual and/or group user rights, such as:
- Change authorizations
- Release approvals
Only users with active SOLIDWORKS PDM usernames and passwords can log into the system. Manage user rights within the vault structure, development workflow, or product lifecycle based on group or geographic location.
Implementing an Active Directory connection allows vault access to be managed through the same username and password used to access Windows®, creating a single set of password requirements, access rights, and expirations (SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only).
Graphically represent the product development process through an easy-to-use flow chart interface in SOLIDWORKS PDM products. Using an electronic workflow eliminates paper-based change packets and delivery requirements, which saves time, reduces costs, and tightens security.
- Automate file routing to make development and engineering change processes more efficient
- Send notifications automatically when files change status—from “Design” to “Pending Approval,” for example—to keep everyone up to date
- Send email based notifications through any SMTP complaint system (SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only)
- Establish automatic triggers (SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only) to launch other processes, including:
- Bill of material (BOM) export to ERP systems
- Neutral file creation
- Custom applications
With SOLIDWORKS PDM, you can create and maintain a single data location and vault that can be accessed by users to store and retrieve files. In addition to preserving a secure backup of product design data, secure file vaulting enables you to eliminate multiple “silos” of information, duplicate files, and unsynchronized revisions. SOLIDWORKS PDM solutions maintain the convenience of local file access directly from your workstation and only use the network to check-in or check-out files, as needed. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional provides automated vault replication to provide local file access for your world wide locations.