Enterprise Digital Rights Management (EDRM) & IP Security

Securely collaborate across the value chain by managing IP protection through access control rules, security tracking, and authentication mechanisms.
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What is enterprise digital rights management (EDRM) ?

Enterprise digital rights management (EDRM) enables manufacturers to securely collaborate across the value ecosystem by managing IP protection through access control rules, security tracking, and authentication mechanisms. Because of the increased security it offers, EDRM alleviates risk and non-compliance challenges while enabling teams to develop and introduce new products to market faster.

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Time to Market

-  Share and communicate new designs faster.

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-  Reduce risk of non-compliance and associated costs.

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Risk Mitigation

-  Prevent data loss and theft.

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IP Monetization

-  Automate digital traceability of new designs.

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How is enterprise digital rights management implemented?

EDRM enables secure collaboration while empowering manufacturers to set control policies, leverage security labels, and set up tracking, audit, and authentication mechanisms such as single sign-on (SSO). Manufacturers can limit the availability and accessibility of the desired set of information to their suppliers and contractors, protecting and preventing access to proprietary or non-essential data. This approach ensures that collaboration can still be achieved across the value chain without putting IP at risk.

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Why does enterprise digital rights management matter for data-centric security?

By automating EDRM that’s based on a single authoritative source of data, manufacturers can securely manage, orchestrate, and share information between the PLM system and other strategic enterprise systems, such as MES/MOM, SCM, CRM and ERP, both internally and with external partners. Building the right controls and rules into each project can provide these benefits:

  • Suppliers and subcontractors can collaborate on new designs and benefit from automatically generated communications with the pre-defined set of rules and controls embedded.
  • The risk of data loss and non-compliance related issues is reduced.
  • Revenue sources and critical IP will be protected against the competition, while business growth and innovation are accelerated.

PLM functionality for enterprise digital rights management

Ensure seamless and uninterrupted collaboration across the value chain while protecting valuable IP.

  • Supplier and contractor data automation: Single system automating and managing part reference and history data including quality and non-quality actions, with notifications sent upon part, specification release, and end of life.

  • Multi-level security: Leverage various levels of security (read, write, delete, metadata, etc.) applicable to a specific object.

  • Rigorous security controls: Utilize controls built in through the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) using the OWASP OpenSAMM model that leverage industry best practices and automated scanning tools.

  • Access control lists (ACL): Map and specify access control rules between an object type, lifecycle state, participants, and their associated permissions.

  • Security labels: Determine if a user/organization is authorized to access an object in the system. Identify legal information, establish export control criteria, or protect proprietary information.

  • Active agreements: Provide a set of users, groups, or organizations with clearance to access objects otherwise restricted by security labels for a particular span of time, limiting how long access I is provided to specified objects.

  • Security audit event tracking: Receive audit logs indicating unauthorized security-related attempts on proprietary information.

  • Problem reporting: Obtain automated incident response communications of associated risk to impacted assemblies, items, and parts internally or by suppliers.

  • MCAD/ECAD Management: Limit visibility to specific designs prior to sharing with subcontractors or design partners. Use out-of-the-box tools to optimize 3D visualization data, removing analytical information.

PLM solutions for enterprise digital rights management

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PTC’s Windchill enterprise PLM solution provides the foundation and continuity of product information across the digital thread. Delivered in the cloud and on-premise, Windchill enables teams inside and outside the enterprise to work securely with IP- and platform-based protections.

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ThingWorx Navigate in use

Learn more about ThingWorx Navigate

Enable stakeholders across your enterprise and value chain to securely collaborate leveraging critical data within your systems. ThingWorx Navigate makes it easy to view, contribute to, and customize information with its role- and task-based apps.

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Give stakeholders throughout your organization quick and easy access to product data. Windchill, PTC’s product lifecycle management solution, helps break down organizational silos leading to:

  • Improved time-to-market
  • Decreased costs
  • Improved product quality
  • More time for innovating

Windchill offers organizations the performance and scale they need to manage large data sets and with subscription pricing, you only pay for what you need. Plus, with easy integration to the ThingWorx IoT platform, data from smart, connected products in the field can be leveraged for a digital twin.

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