IAM for Food & Drug Companies



Information Security for the Food, Drug and Life Sciences Sector

In the interest of public health, food and medicine products are subject to strict regulations. Production, storage, delivery and quality controls are governed by international laws and agreements. Companies are also required to document their compliance with these various safety standards and must safely store these records and protect them from manipulation.

Requirements for electronic records are part of the EU’s Good Manufacturing Practice, Title 21 CFR Part 11 of the FDA and the USDA’s HACCP guidelines. To maintain a complete audit trail, pharmaceutical and food industries must have adequate software solutions capable of managing access to sensitive data.

Protecting Intellectual Property

Protecting data from unauthorized access is particularly relevant in the pharmaceutical sector, as the unlawful access to or loss of patents and intellectual property must be prevented at all costs.

Businesses in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries spend years and huge sums of money researching new drugs, so if their discoveries fall into the wrong hands, that investment might never be recouped. A recent cyberattack on an agency of the European Union in which COVID-19 vaccine data was stolen and leaked shows just how desirable a target such information presents to cybercriminals.

It is therefore absolutely crucial to protect access to IT systems containing such sensitive information in order to prevent cyberattacks and internal data theft.


IT-Regulations for Food & Drug Companies:

  • EU GMP/GxP
  • Title 21 CFR Part 11 (FDA)
  • HACCP (USDA)

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These Food & Drug Companies Trust in tenfold Access Management:

Bayer AG
Leverkusen (DE)

Anderson Brecon Inc, Rockford, IL 61109 (US)

Provepharm Life Solutions SA
FR-13013 Marseille (FR)

RAUCH Fruchtsäfte GmbH & Co. OG, Rankweil (AT)




tenfold Access Management: Better Cybersecurity and Compliance

With access profiles and the use of role-based access control, our IAM solution tenfold acts as a central hub for all access rights and user accounts in your organization. tenfold helps you keep track of user privileges and applies the “need-to-know” or least privilege principle to restrict access to your sensitive data.

All these measures help minimize the risk of cyberattacks and data theft. tenfold automatically adjusts user permissions across all connected systems, be it your on-prem file servers or Active Directory, Microsoft 365 or third-party applications like SAP ERP.

Complete Documentation and Reporting

In tenfold, privileges are subjected to regular user access reviews to ensure any permissions that are no longer needed can be identified and removed in time. This helps to cut down on the security risks created by excess privileges, which can be exploited by intruders to gain access to additional systems.

tenfold guarantees that all changes to user accounts and access rights are fully documented and trackable. The software is also capable of producing automatic reports detailing who has or had access to sensitive information, enabling you to prove during compliance audits that you have implemented and maintained adequate security measures to safeguard critical documents at all times.



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