eBook: How to secure CAD files with Microsoft Purview Information Protection


HaloCAD is the only MPIP extension that automatically secures CAD files, protecting your IP and safeguarding your future.

Native MPIP extension to CAD files.

HaloCAD extends Microsoft Purview Information Protection (MPIP) to your CAD files, including complex multi-CAD integrations, securing your sensitive data without affecting the end-user experience.

Lifelong CAD encryption.

HaloCAD automatically applies MPIP authorization tags to CAD files at the point of origin, ensuring sensitive data is encrypted outside of your IT perimeter and only accessible by authorized users.

Flexible security settings.

HaloCAD enforces file security depending on the chosen MPIP sensitivity label, including read-only privileges, password-controlled access and admin-only use.

Secure CAD files wherever they go.

HaloCAD’s lifelong access control secures your priceless CAD files inside and outside your IT perimeter. HaloCAD protects sensitive IP data when shared with external partners across the production chain, so you can collaborate with peace of mind.

Automatic protection from leaks and attacks.

The average data breach costs $4.45 million1, but HaloCAD’s automatic data protection secures your sensitive CAD files even if they are leaked or stolen (i.e. cyber attacks). HaloCAD’s lifelong encryption and authorization controls ensure your revenue, reputation and resources are always protected from data breaches.

1Source: IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report 2023

Use Case

CAD Security

Security compliance made easy.

HaloCAD simplifies and speeds up compliance by enabling you to easily prove the security of your CAD files to regulatory, governmental or external partners auditors. HaloCAD’s in-built protection saves your compliance team’s time, prevents non-compliance fines and helps win new business contracts.

Technical Information

HaloCAD seamlessly extends MPIP security across product lifecycle management (PLM) systems and complex multi-CAD integrations, such as AutoDesk, PTC, Siemens, Dassault or SAP.
HaloCAD’s MPIP plug-in leverages Azure Rights Management Service (Azure RMS) protection and enhances Microsoft 365 E5 compliance to protect sensitive CAD files.
HaloCAD modules can be used standalone, such as HaloCAD READER (enforces ‘read only’ privileges) or in combination with HALOCAD for PLM (which automatically locks access during the download process and unlocks access when returned to the PLM vault).
HaloCAD extends CAD data protection and supports multi file formats that includes DWG, DXF, IPT, IAM, IDW, RVT, ASM, PRT, PAR, PSM, SLDPRT among others.

“With HaloCAD, we've found a smart data security solution that is powerful, simple to deploy, and integrates with our existing security solutions.”

Protect your data.
Protect your future.