Windchill’s open PLM architecture
Windchill’s 100% web-based PLM architecture has been designed to easily integrate with existing IT, internet, and security infrastructures for remote work and multi-site collaboration. Windchill is optimized for agility and flexibility. PLM deployments with PTC can be on-premises, in the cloud, on a single server for a workgroup, or on a highly scalable clustered system with performance optimized for content distribution. Based on the industry standard J2EE, internet and web services interfaces, and powerful federation for maintaining data with other systems, Windchill seamlessly interoperates in heterogeneous environments.
Securing customer data and systems is a top priority concern at PTC. Windchill’s approach to security is multi-level. Rigorous security controls are built in throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) following the OWASP OpenSAMM model. This includes incorporating industry best practices as well as automated scanning tools. Incident response communications provide transparency to pro-actively inform our customers through PTC’s automated support system regarding reported vulnerabilities, whereby they are advised of any potential risks and provided a recommended remediation. From an application security perspective, Windchill can be flexibly configured to meet business needs including IP protection through access control rules, security audit event tracking, as well as various authentication mechanisms including Single Sign-On.