Information Security with OpenDXM GlobalX

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Secure Data Exchange with OpenDXM GlobalX

Today’s globalized environment makes it necessary for companies to protect against unauthorized access and use of electronic data.  Information security, the policies and processes used to protect your electronic, print, and sensitive data from access and unauthorized use, destruction, or misuse, is vital towards securing confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your company’s and customer’s data. 

Now, more than ever, information systems must employ enterprise data protection and consumer data protection necessary to survive the increasing amounts of security breaches occurring daily.  For many industries, regulatory requirements and compliance goals seek to mitigate the greater risk of intellectual property theft.  For consumers, a data breach in the form of a stolen passphrase, credit card, even mobile devices information puts their personal information and protected information in the hands of malicious users.

By the numbers:

  • On average, the rate of hacker attacks online occurs every 39 seconds – University of Maryland
  • Data breaches for publicly-traded companies cost $116 million – Compliance Week
  • As the pandemic began and office work moved to the home, the FBI has reported a 300% increase in cybercrimes – IMC Grupo
  • $6 trillion is the expected number to be spent on cybersecurity by 2021 – Forbes
  • 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error – CYBINT

The startling numbers indicate a need for a data security platform capable of both enterprise data protection and consumer data protection.  Ensuring data protection capabilities that protect customer data and partner organizations from security breaches protects external threats. Further, with the increasing number of remote workers, having strict policies, audit logs, and protocols to secure email and other data to limit only authorized users is necessary to protect user error and internal threats.

Sensitive Information

Information systems contain vast amounts of data residing in financial services, data in manufacturing and product development, and data in consumer information. Regardless, companies and individuals should seek data exchange platforms capable of encrypting information for data storage (data at rest) and data transmission.

Leveraging the most robust encryption techniques with data-level encryption, application encryption, and compliant encryption with robust security strategies gives your companies, users, and customers a better overall plan for protecting data for unauthorized and authorized parties. A shortlist of suggested secure data exchange platform requirements include:

  • strong encryption
  • encryption keys
  • encryption key management
  • data level encryption
  • application encryption
  • authorized parties
  • transparent data encryption
  • compliant encryption
  • persistent encryption

Are you doing everything you can to protect your intellectual property, sensitive data, and sensitive information? Does your organization employ rigorous data discovery methods to seek where data may be leaking from your organization? Is it required for user’s to change the passphrase for their email every xxx number of days? Employing just some of the methods can significantly increase the protection of your personal and intellectual property.

Intellectual property (IP) in the form of patents, trade secrets, or CAD data is the key to your organization’s products. Being just as valuable, if not more than your physical assets, safeguarding your IP and sharing data between users and operating systems is essential to your company’s success.

Your IP makes your products competitive and compelling, and industries are subject to IP safeguard standards that can result in huge fines and imprisonment.

A single violation could ruin your company’s reputation with existing and prospective customers.

Protect Your Enterprise Operating Systems with A Leading Secure Data Exchange Platform

In a globalized manufacturing world, analysts indicate that external partners perform more than 80% of your development services. A workforce of multiple partners and global vendors requires automated and secure engineering data exchange.

​Cross-company collaboration is a challenge, especially for a global development team. Efficiently sharing CAD data on a worldwide scale introduces obstacles in compliance, regulations, and file-sizes. The need to integrate other suppliers and vendors only adds to the difficulty.

People typically exchange data via the path of least resistance.



If you still use obsolete methods of file transfer, you increase your chances of data loss. Many of the most common file transfer methods are insecure, including:
  • Email
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive
  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • VPN
  • Cloud Services

You need a solution that has the maximum security standards and fits your user’s workflows, and protects structured data with enhanced functionality. The closer a data exchange method and within the organization’s security policies can be to a user’s workflow, the easier it will be to incorporate your data exchange policies and regulations into your organization.

PROSTEP’s OpenDXM GlobalX Gives you the following regardless of your data classification and use case:

  • Encrypted Data – All data is encrypted with an individually generated key using hybrid encryption with a key length of up to 4096 bits for all files and file servers
  • Key Management – Data resides in encrypted form in the File Vaults located at any site worldwide. The server can be located in a country of your choice, where the keys do not have to be handed over to government agencies.
  • Encrypted Transfer – Data transfer within the company and via the Internet is performed using an HTTPS connection with a 256-bit encryption. Any attempt to manipulate the data during transfer prompts the system to recognize this and marks the data accordingly.
  • Reliable Identificatio– Access to data is controlled using a comprehensive role and rights management system. Existing ADF/LDAP systems can be integrated for single sign-on. 
  • Satisf​ies Compliance Requirements – Because of OpenDXM GlobalX’s audit logging of all users and processes, it makes it easier for companies to provide proof of compliance with statutory and company-specific requirements.
  • Data SecurityISO|IEC 27001:2013
    • Certified to ISO 27001:2013 (information and IT security)
    • Member of TeleTrust Association – Germany
    • Certified Security by ERNW Penetration Test


OpenDXM GlobalX is the easiest to use and most secure data exchange platform to exchange data across company borders to protect against internal and external threats. This managed file transfer solution is globally used to integrate partners and vendors into your development projects to speed up communication, enhance collaboration and secure your intellectual property. OpenDXM is not just limited to CAD data exchange, but virtually any file can be exchanged in a wide variety of data exchange scenarios.

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