Synopsys’ Optical Solutions Group seamlessly delivers products and projects to customers

Synopsys’ Optical Solutions Group is the leading supplier of imaging and illumination design/analysis software. Their Engineering Services group provides imaginative, cost-effective solutions across the entire spectrum of optical design, with more than 4,800 completed projects since the company was founded in 1963. Synopsys has customers in more than 25 countries.

“Thru provides great bi-directional communication with our customers. We use it to seamlessly deliver our products and projects to our customers, as well as to receive critical collaborative files.”

Sam Kurutz
Systems Information Technology Engineer

Case Study


THE CHALLENGE: Data Integrity and Speed of Software Releases across the Globe

As a leading supplier of optical imaging software, Synopsys regularly sends software builds and patches to their partners and customers around the globe. The two major challenges the company faced were speed and data transfer reliability. Global software deliveries would take hours and sometimes timed out during the upload. Even when uploads were completed, the data received was sometimes corrupted. Finding these problems unacceptable, Synopsys began to look for a solution.

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BUSINESS VALUE: Reliable Electronic Software Delivery

Since choosing Thru’s Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) solution for Electronic Software Delivery (ESD), Synopsys has been extremely pleased with the results. Software deliveries across the globe are now completed in a fraction of the time, uploads never time out and files arrive uncorrupted. Customers and partners who had adapted to the former process are now pleasantly surprised at the reliability, speed, and ease-of-use of downloading using Thru. Administrators at Synopsys are also grateful for the ease of retrieving and analyzing detailed logs of data workflow, resulting in increased business productivity and security. Since employing Thru, Synopsys administrators can rest peacefully at night as their customers around the world download multi-gigabyte files.


THRU SOLUTION: Global Electronic Software Delivery

Synopsys chose Thru’s Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) solution to deliver software globally. Thru’s EFSS solution seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Outlook, IBM Notes, SharePoint, and Salesforce to allow files or folders of any size to be securely sent with no special training or assistance required from the IT staff. Files are easily downloaded by the recipient, yet remain secure.

Since files and folders can be stored securely in the Thru Cloud, all users can securely and easily access files from anywhere at any time. Management is also greatly simplified, since the administrator has the ability to effortlessly set or modify who has access to different files, as well as to track and audit information on who has received what files.

Thru Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) is powered by the Thru Global Content Delivery Network and enables companies to store software on strategically located servers using a simple but powerful set of tools for management, distribution, and tracking of all uploads/downloads. Customers downloading software are automatically directed to the server closest to them, dramatically increasing delivery speed across the globe.