Secure Data Exchange with OpenDXM GlobalX from the Cloud

Cloud Computing Interconnected People
Cloud Computing Interconnected People

Companies that do not want to set up and maintain their own data exchange solution can use OpenDXM GlobalX as a service without any installation or operating effort. PROSTEP provides the world’s leading Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution in DARZ’s highly secure cloud environment as a SaaS model (Software as a Service). You can use the solution practically from a standing start.

As a cloud service, OpenDXM GlobalX minimizes installation and operating costs. As part of the initial setup, the system is configured so that customers can use it directly and only need to set up their users and data exchange partners. If required, they can also outsource these administrative tasks to PROSTEP. Software updates that maintain the high security standards or make new, helpful functions available are included in the price of the cloud service.

Using the MFT solution as a private or hybrid cloud service offers customers the greatest possible flexibility. They can store the user data securely encrypted in their own infrastructure at different locations and initiate data exchange directly from their back-end systems via the existing PDM system integration. PROSTEP also offers customers the option of using OpenDXM GlobalX with their corporate design and their own web address, regardless of whether they want to use the software as a multi-tenant application, as a private or hybrid cloud service.

The DARZ in Darmstadt is a high-security data center certified by the BSI (Federal Office for Information Security) according to KRITIS. It is characterized by multi-level access controls, automatic fire protection systems with several fire protection zones, air conditioning technology, uninterruptible power supply, redundantly designed server systems as well as a direct connection to the Internet backbone around the clock, which guarantee the highest possible protection and maximum availability of the data. Regular security checks of the OpenDXM GlobalX software by external penetration tests ensure the best possible application security for the cloud service.

Protection and security of customer data in the cloud are therefore guaranteed at all times. PROSTEP’s and DARZ’s processes and methods are subject to the strict requirements imposed by ISO 9001 and 27001 certification and the EU Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO). In addition, PROSTEP is a member of the German IT Security Association (Bundesverband IT Sicherheit e.V.). (TeleTrusT) and has received the coveted quality mark “IT Security made in Germany” for OpenDXM GlobalX.

Posted with permission from PROSTEP AG. Original article by Frank Timmermann