Large Pharmaceutical Company uses Seclore FileSecure on the cloud to protect critical IP

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Enterprise is presently using Seclore’s hosted offering to protect critical IP and product dossiers containing the entire process of manufacturing a drug. The product dossiers go through an internal process of creation and sanitization before it is circulated to external agencies. While there are no known cases of data breaches, the IRM system has helped the personnel to “sleep better” knowing that their most confidential information is being persistently protected.

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Large Pharmaceutical Company uses Seclore FileSecure on the cloud to protect critical IP

  1. 1. Case Study: Ipca Chooses Seclore Filesecure on the Cloud to Protect Critical IP Sharing of data internally within the organisation a s a ls o out si de t he company with customers and partners and at the same time ensuring their security is a huge concern with most pharmaceutical companies today. P harmaceutical companies possess a lot of confidential data pertaining to R&D, ADL, Specifications, Process, Marketing strategy etc. which need to be secured in order to prevent leakage of information which may have calamitous impact on their business. Challenges • To implement an information security solution, which would allow Ipca to send information to its customers yet protect information from others • To educate Ipca’s customers and internal users as well as address inherent resistance to new work processes and technology Information Rights Management (IRM) as a Solution In order to ease the complexity involved in securing information, Seclore provides all the functionalities to protect information including sharing of documents with specific users, imposing limitations over the time period to access data, restriction on copying or forwarding information, providing audit trails of different actions performed by the user to whom this document access has been provided thus preventing data leakage even through authorised users. Moreover “Seclore” functions with any format of the document and provides with a backup plan for retrieving the data in an emergency in the absence of the authorised personnel since the administrator will have rights to transfer the ownership. After looking at various options for securing external collaboration such as encryption and data rooms, Ipca selects Information Rights Management (IRM) as the technology which will implement security controls while allowing collaboration with external agencies. “IRM was the only option for us to achieve two mutually conflicting goals ie, minimal change in existing information workflows and complete security of information throughout its lifecycle within or outside the enterprise,” Said Ashok Nayak, the Ashok B Nayak General Manager, Information Technology Ipca Laboratories Limited 30 September 2013 IPCA Seclore 30-32.indd 30 Pharma Bio World 10/1/2013 5:25:38 PM
  2. 2. General Manager (Information Technology) of Ipca. Ipca Chooses Seclore FileSecure Ipca considered various on-premise offerings including Microsoft RMS, EMC and Seclore FileSecure but finally decided on the cloud hosted offering of Seclore. “We chose Seclore because it is an allin-one solution which allows us to use the power of IRM without worrying about formats, applications and whether people were within or outside of the enterprise. Using the cloud service allows us to go Conclusion live almost overnight without worrying about deploying or maintaining systems ourselves. We also have an option to on-premise the whole system later if we want to,” said Ashok Nayak, the General Manager (Information Technology) of Ipca. Ipca is presently using Seclore’s hosted offering to protect critical IP and product dossiers containing the entire process of manufacturing a drug. The product dossiers go through an internal process of creation and sanitisation before they are circulated to external agencies. While there are no known cases of data breaches, the IRM system helps the personnel to “sleep better” knowing that their most confidential information is being persistently protected. IRM technology works by providing information-centric security which can control WHO can access information, WHAT can each person do, WHEN and from WHERE. These controls are applicable within the enterprise and even when information goes to “uncontrolled” environments such as personal devices, cloud applications and external stakeholders. Contact: ashok.nayak@ipca.com PBW Marketing Initiative Ensuring Product Traceability, Brand Protection, and Process Control M anufacturers of certain consumer goods must have systems in place to provide a trail of information that follows each item through the supply chain. To ensure product safety and efficient recalls, producers must be able to quickly identify and locate potentially faulty items in the supply chain that could pose a hazard to consumers. To achieve this, many companies are implementing 2-D barcodes, vision systems, and image-based ID readers as key components in a simple yet robust product traceability system. Data Matrix has been adopted as standard in many applications because it allows the storage of more information such as manufacturer, product ID, lot number, expiry and even a unique serial number on virtually any finished good. product through unauthorised channels. These applications generally seek itemlevel serialisation on every package and Data Matrix has been adopted as standard. In addition to improving material handling and logistics efficiency and flexibility, product quality and yield, and package safety and integrity, machine vision can also be implemented on the processing side to reduce scrap, improve productivity and quality control, as well as enhance brand image. For example, vision systems can sort food and beverage products by color or shape. It can detect defects, verify proper assembly, detect fill levels, count, and provide guidance for robotic pick and place or palletising operations to achieve improved manufacturing and packaging flexibility. Incorrectly facing bottles are detected by the vision sensor which signals an actuator mechanism to rotate the bottle to the correct orientation. Process Control and Supply Chain Management The better and more precise the track and trace system, the faster you can identify and resolve problems. If profit margins are narrow, reduced manufacturing and supply chain costs can often be the difference between profit and loss. Traceability: • • • • Improves management of work in process Reduces inventory Optimises availability and use of production tools Minimises distribution of nonconforming products Brand Protection Serial number aggregation for supply chain security and product authentication at the point of sale can help prevent counterfeiting, diversion and sale of 32 September 2013 IPCA Seclore 30-32.indd 32 Another application is orienting bottles based on shape when they enter the machine in random positions. Machine vision can identify correctly facing bottles and allow them pass through. For further information, please contact: Sunil Vaggu Cognex Sensors India Pvt. Ltd vaggu.sunil@cognex.com 9881466003 Pharma Bio World 10/1/2013 5:28:48 PM

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