The use of Internet and email has provided manufacturing firms with numerous opportunities to improve communications with their customers, increase supply chain efficiency and enhance employee productivity. The Internet has become an increasingly popular form of B2B selling, as more and more suppliers are purchasing their materials online. By selling online, manufacturing companies and suppliers can dramatically shorten the sales process for re-orders and add-ons, and obtaining business through referrals.
Intellectual property is one of the most valuable assets for manufacturing companies as a great deal of manufacturing company resources are invested in research and development each year. The utmost security must therefore be used for the protection of trade secrets, new products, prototypes, designs and product launch information. The danger is, while free use of the Internet provides numerous benefits, it also allows the potential for employees to leak information both deliberately and unintentionally through email communication.
The specific issues faced by the Manufacturing Industry in relation to Internet management and Network Security, as well as general issues faced by all organizations who need to monitor, manage, control and secure access to their Internet resources, can be addressed by the products AnexGATE Network Security Solutions has to offer.
AnexGATE offers the following features to manufacturing industries -
• A technologically advanced, cost-effective Internet content filtering offering independence from the proxy server and existing firewall and gateway technologies and dynamic, up-to-date categorization and filtering.
• An in-depth forensic reporting tool with the ability to generate comprehensive reports in a variety of formats, enterprise-level capacity and automated tasking.
• A highly accurate, fully automatic antivirus solution with centralized installation and management and generation of automatic reports of virus incidents.