HALOCAD for AUTODESK Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to SECUDE’s HALOCAD to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies.
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LUCERNE, JUNE 2022

SECUDE, an established global security service provider], today announced the availability of HALOCAD for AUTODESKin the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. SECUDE customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.

CAD files are the primary source of intellectual property for manufacturing companies in industries like automotive, aviation, engineering, and high tech. There is a high risk of losing this IP due to the lack of technical enforcement to protect these files whenever engineers work with or share them with suppliers.

Inside PLM systems, CAD files are protected by PLM security policies. When shared with external parties, these files required the same PLM security profile for protecting the data in uncontrolled IT environments.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is the only Data-Centric Security approach based on a Zero Trust strategy that protects data everywhere. The main challenge for an efficient collaboration process is to automatically map the PLM security to the access and usage controls of the corresponding DRM protection template.

HALOCAD solves this challenge for CAD and PLM environments by automating Microsoft Purview Information Protection , the unified platform for a companywide DRM and part of M365 E5 Compliance.

HALOCAD provides unique value to customers by:

  • Automatically applying MIP protection labels to CAD files during check out from the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system vault
  1. Support of multi-CAD environment and
  2. Support of complex assembly use cases
  • Enabling CAD applications to open MIP-protected files and enforcing permissions inside of the applications.
  • Automatically decrypting CAD files at PLM check-in(CAD files in PLM are not encrypted)
  • Strengthens PLM multi-CAD integration with data protection using AIP
  • Supports encryption for CAD translator file types (IGES, STEP, etc.) and facilitates interoperability across CAD platforms
  • Providing a free HALOCAD® Readerplug-in for easily granting read-only permissions to collaboration partners.

Holger Huegel, VP Technology, Secude said, “ The Manufacturing industry is specifically targeted for its intellectual property, theft of trade secrets, technology, and business processes. Therefore, these industries need to up their ante to address challenges such as data privacy and security to safeguard information as well as meet regulatory compliance. Building on the security and scalability of Azure, SECUDE’s HALOCAD will provide a secure, seamless digital experience for our customers”

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.

About SECUDE

SECUDE is an established global security solutions provider offering innovative IT data protection for SAP users.

Founded as a joint venture between SAP and Fraunhofer Institute in 1996, SECUDE maintained a close SAP technology partnership and became a reliable resource for security solutions for the SAP market with ‘Single Sign-On’ for SAP, which was acquired by SAP in 2011. With a focus on making business process for data protection efficient and automated with little or no user interference, SECUDE’s goal is to provide ease of use while minimizing cost of rollout and operations.

Leveraging its 20-plus years of experience in SAP security and business process know-how in protecting enterprise IP and data, SECUDE proffers HALOCORE® as a holistic approach to protect SAP data exports. In addition, it offers CAD file-specific security solution through HALOCAD® for SAP and non-SAP environments.

SECUDE’s solutions are trusted by many Fortune 500 and DAX listed companies. With branches in Europe, North America and Asia, SECUDE supports customers with the implementation of IT security strategies through a global network.

We’re pleased to welcome SECUDE to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which gives our partners great exposure to cloud customers around the globe. Azure Marketplace offers world-class quality experiences from global trusted partners with solutions tested to work seamlessly with Azure.

Microsoft Corp

Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform