DEXcenter protects intellectual property and armed forces by providing robust, secure and accountable data exchange at leading military vehicle manufacturer
International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) announced today that its DEXcenter solution is playing a fundamental role at Force Protection, Inc. (FPI). FPI manufactures defense products and vehicles for use in the military and has made a major contribution to the safety of armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan through technology specifically designed to withstand mine explosions. FPI’s MRAP (mine-resistant ambush-protected) armored vehicles feature a unique V-shaped hull designed to deflect blasts from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), minimizing danger for the occupants and maximizing the chances of repairing the vehicle itself after an explosion.
ITI has released a new case study detailing how FPI is using DEXcenter to establish and maintain global standards for security and accountability in their engineering process. Two-and-a-half years ago FPI set out to put in place a process and framework to meet their needs for security and accountability. The company was growing very fast and could no longer rely on the FTP-based system that was being used up to that point. In its search for a robust solution that would automate encryption and tracking but would not be a burden to users, FPI found DEXcenter.
DEXcenter is designed to offer OEMs like FPI a platform for technical data packaging (TDP) and validation. Not only does it provide users with a straightforward interface for arranging the transfer of the large files typically associated with complex design and engineering data, it can also be configured to automate TDP process and validate the package prior to delivery. DEXcenter provides all the tools needed not just for transferring design data from one point in the engineering supply chain to another, but also for ensuring that the data is ready-to-use when it gets there. The fact that it does so via a user interface no more complicated than an email system and is backed up with a suite of process management tools was very attractive to FPI.
DEXcenter has been deployed throughout FPI’s engineering teams, and is now used for all design and engineering data transfer. FPI has identified DEXcenter’s main plus points as control, flexibility, security and ease of use. A specific benefit for FPI is the ability to have monthly logs of all data transfer activities, a key requirement for the US government. FPI began with a DEXcenter implementation in the US and now plans to expand use to its European team. As an FPI Senior Data Transfer Administrator concludes, “DEXcenter is making it possible for us to establish and maintain global standards for security and accountability.”
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About Force Protection, Inc.
Force Protection, Inc, is a global leader in blast- and ballistic-protected armored vehicles and other survivability products. These products are important in protecting American and allied troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in that they save heroes' lives. Learn more about Force Protection, Inc. at: www.forceprotection.net