Having a fast, efficient, and secure IT environment is essential for manufacturers and distribution companies to connect with vendors and clients, as is having tight control over the critical supply chain solution. Businesses in these industries often have geographically separate facilities, so speed of communication, order accuracy, and time to market can all be improved using a virtual computing model. And of course, all systems must support 24x7x365 operations.

Corserva makes it possible for manufacturing and distributors to focus on and invest in their products and distribution systems, and not spend precious resources trying to maintain and manage an agile and responsive IT network.

NIST compliance

Meeting government regulations is a challenge in every industry, and manufacturing is no exception. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops and issues standards, guidelines, and other publications to assist in managing cost effective programs to protect information and information systems of federal agencies. NIST 800-53 provides a catalog of security controls for all US federal information systems except those related to national security.

Manufacturers that provide parts and equipment for suppliers serving federal and local governments must be compliant with the latest NIST 800-171 regulation by December 31, 2017. NIST dictates how Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) is stored and accessed. Corserva offers a specific program to enable manufacturers to become NIST compliant.