Secure Virtualized Networking for Engineering Firms

The engineering sector’s embrace of smart devices and cloud-connected design tools makes it a favorite target for cybercriminals.

Used by 20,000 businesses worldwide

Challenge

The Costs and Risks of Legacy Networking

Engineering firms are no longer tied to physical blueprints and drafting tables. From smart building devices and building information modeling (BIM) tools to cloud-based project management software, digital tools are driving engineering innovation.

However, cybercriminals and state-sponsored threat actors are more motivated than ever to extract data and intellectual property from these firms. The list of threats is long — phishing emails, lost devices, unauthorized access, insider theft — and every IoT device, employee, and subcontractor is a potential breach point.

This means engineering firms have to rethink how they protect their distributed data and networks. For many, the answer lies in taking a more modern, secure, and flexible approach to distributed workforce security.

Network Security Challenges for Engineering Firms

  • Securing communications from IoT devices, like smart sensors and equipment.

  • Ensuring secure communication between business partners and suppliers.

  • Protecting remote access to proprietary corporate data, a growing array of SaaS applications, and 3rd-party field equipment teams.

  • Managing traditional networking hardware that can be resource-intensive, complex, and costly.

  • Providing point-to-point connections while maintaining scalability and flexibility.

Customer data is invaluable to cybercriminals; don’t let outdated networking technology risk your operations and data.

Solution

Trusted Leader in Secure Virtualized Networking

OpenVPN® is the market-proven leader in secure virtualized networking. Our cloud-based platform enables organizations to maintain secure communication between their distributed workforce, IoT/IIoT devices, and the online services they rely on daily. Built on the market-proven OpenVPN protocol, the solution combines advanced network security, encrypted remote access, and content filtering into a virtualized secure network that provides the best of VPN and ZTNA security.

With over 60 million downloads of our core open source software and over 20,000 commercial customers, OpenVPN is recognized as a global leader in secure networking.
How it works

Addressing Cyber Threats with Cloud-Based Security Solutions

Digital tools give engineering firms flexibility and new levels of creativity, but they come with unknown risks. Fortunately, you can deploy cloud-based security to keep customer information safe with:
  • A worldwide meshed private network

    Securely connects all private networks and distributed applications.

  • Application domain-based routing

    Zero Trust Access to applications and prevention of lateral movement.

  • Identity Management

    Single sign-on with identity-based access control.

  • Content filtering and IDS/IPS

    Reduce costs with integrated advanced security features.

  • Secure, high performance tunneling

    Tunnel traffic to 3rd-party security gateways and prevent untrusted access.

  • Easy on-demand provisioning

    Reduce demands on overworked IT and networking staff.

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OpenVPN helps you easily create a secure, virtualized, reliable network that ensures secure communications between your networks, applications, devices, and workforce.