Sanyo - Protection of IP across regional users in R&D, manufacturing, sales and distribution

Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. is a Fortune 500 company which thrives on the development of bleeding edge technologies and the creation of high value Intellectual Property. With more than 100,000 employees across more than 200 different operating entities, protection of IP is a complex but fundamental requirement for Sanyo.

SanyoWith innovation at the heart of the group’s business strategy, Sanyo was looking for a way to prevent loss and/or theft of IP without restricting staff activities and locking down the environment. Recognising that overly restrictive security controls would ultimately inhibit a flexible working environment, Sanyo chose SystemSkan to identify and prevent high risk activities in order to achieve optimum security standards while maintaining the flexibility that staff need to innovate.

On December 21, 2009 Panasonic completed a 400 billion yen ($4.5 billion) acquisition of a 50.2% stake in Sanyo, making Sanyo a subsidiary of Panasonic. In July 2010, Panasonic announced that they would acquire the remaining shares of Sanyo. Sanyo Electric is also responsible for the construction of the Solar Ark.

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