We’re working in a global economy. Companies are no longer a single entity residing in one location. We have factories in foreign countries such as Mexico and China. We employ a multi-national workforce. As much as we enjoy the world appearing flat and connected through technology, companies still need to comply with standards from the commerce and state departments. Export Control and manufacturing license agreements have to be enforced administratively and documents must be secured from foreign nationals working in your company’s premises. Visidian Connect is the first to set electronic ITAR security controls to product documentation. Visidian Connect clearly labels and restricts access to parts and documents that are ITAR Controlled. Printed documents are automatically marked with ITAR Controlled watermark. Security reports provide a comprehensive list of every document accessed or printed for a given period. Here are some additional details:
- ITAR Control List – Create the ITAR list that pertains to the products you’re building and assign them to your products’ documentation.
- ITAR Control Watermark – ITAR Controlled documents are automatically marked when printed.
- ITAR Control Standard – ITAR Control restrictions are propagated based on the classification of the part that is tagged. For example, if a component is tagged then all of the assemblies that use it also become ITAR Controlled.
- Manufacturing License Agreement – If you have an MLA in place for one of your facilities, you can use Visidian Connect to flag those parts and allow viewing at your non-US based factories.
- Document Access Report – from time to time, an auditor may request to see all of the documents a person accessed within a given period. This is impossible to do if your files are stored in a directory. Visidian Connect logs every view of every document and can easily compile a list of documents viewed by a particular person.