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EFAFLEX Closes the Door on Data Loss with Forcepoint

Row of industrial doors

Industry

Manufacturing

Headquarters

Germany

EFAFLEX knows how to secure the property of companies around the world with their highly sophisticated industrial door, gate, and safety systems. When EFAFLEX needed to protect its own proprietary innovations from cyber threats and internal leaks, the company turned to Forcepoint.

Challenges

  • Design and development drawings are increasingly the target of hackers and industrial espionage, especially among medium-sized, internationally active companies in the manufacturing industry.
  • Unintentional data loss can occur without malicious intent. For example, a mistyped email address could allow attached plans of a new product prototype to fall into the wrong hands.

Approach

Results

  • Design drawings, CAD files, and documentation files were identified across the company and assigned to security classes.
  • New authorization approach, new guidelines for storage of confidential data, and new business processes implemented.
  • Forcepoint analyzes “digital fingerprints” of files an employee wants to send or copy to an external storage device. If there is not a violation of rules, the file can be sent or copied.

“Forcepoint’s integrated data loss prevention solution provides the best possible protection for confidential design and engineering data.”

Karl Weinberger
,
Head of IT, EFAFLEX
Customer Profile

EFAFLEX is an innovative leader in highspeed industrial door, gate, and safety systems with 1,200 employees.