Protect Trade Secrets


With embedded, data-centric security and dynamic data protection for CAD and PLM, Vera helps manufacturers secure designs, products and innovation throughout the supply chain.

Vera, a leader in data-centric security, is partnering with Autodesk and PTC, industry leaders in the global computer-aided design (CAD) market. Although manufacturers account for 12 percent of the total U.S. GDP and 80 percent of privately held patents, companies today still lack effective tools to control designs once shared with contractors, third parties or foreign suppliers. With embedded, always-on security that travels with the data, Vera offers the first solution that protects CAD files and data in product lifecycle management (PLM) systems with persistent security and control. With a 360-degree audit trail, dynamic permissions and a frictionless user experience, Vera is closing a critical data loss vector for manufacturers.    

“CAD and PLM solutions are the beating heart of innovation for thousands of companies and define billions of dollars in products and IP every year,” says Ajay Arora, CEO and co-founder of Vera. “Because of this, these designs are a rich target for IP theft that can result in untold millions of lost dollars. That stops today. While Autodesk and PTC are known for their excellent security, the problem has always been a complete lack of control once designs leave these systems or are shared with external partners. Now, Autodesk and PTC users worldwide can maintain total control over their designs and trade secrets throughout the supply chain.”

Autodesk has built its reputation on not only a powerful suite of simulation, 3-D design and engineering solutions, but the trust designers have in the security and reliability of its ecosystem. Now a member of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN), Vera provides an additional layer of critical security for teams working with AutoCAD and Inventor files that will protect data when designs are downloaded and shared externally, or if competitors attempt to access trade secrets.

Vera also has partnered with PTC, a leader in IoT and AR design software, to help drive PTC’s mission of building the future of innovation. As part of the PTC Partner Advantage Program, Vera directly protects Creo Parametric designs created on-premises or shared to unknown networks and devices. Additionally, manufacturers leveraging PTC’s Windchill PLM can leverage Vera to auto-protect CAD designs checked in, checked out or shared with security controls that persist with the data, anywhere and always.    

With Vera’s native support for Autodesk and PTC, engineering-driven companies can now:

  • Dynamically control access and permissions for CAD files - Control how and what recipients can do with CAD files, regardless of where designs ultimately move.
  • Proactively prevent competitors from accessing designs - With Vera, businesses can now encrypt and control access to confidential CAD drawings from creation to production, even after they’re taken to untrusted networks or devices.
  • Automatically integrate with PLM systems - Vera automatically secures CAD files as they’re uploaded or removed from a PLM system to ensure security controls follow CAD files, anywhere and always - without impacting designers’ workflow.
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