Rights Management Services for the Open Text ECM Suite From Open Text

Open Text Corporation, the preeminent
provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, today
announced Rights Management Services (RMS) for the Open Text ECM Suite
which allows enterprises to safeguard confidential and sensitive
information from unauthorized uses for content even after it leaves the
secure vault of the content repository.

High-profile public and private sector cases of information misuse,
IP theft and privacy leaks over the past few years have been due in part
to the ease of distributing electronic information via email, flash
drives and other means. Even though the content may be stored in a
secure repository, once users have the right to read a document and save
it on their local drives, the content becomes vulnerable. Open Text
Rights Management Services lets organizations augment their security
strategies by providing persistent protection that remains with
information no matter where it goes. Rights Management Services gives
users control over who accesses their content and how, and ensures that
the right version is being used.

"With the speed that information travels, it’s all too easy for
sensitive documents to get forwarded or downloaded to a USB drive and
land in the wrong hands," said Lubor Ptacek , Vice
President of Product Marketing at Open Text. "Permissions-based security
in an enterprise repository alone is not sufficient. By integrating
Rights Management Services into the ECM Suite we are making it easy for
customers to layer persistent content-based security on top of their
current protection policies and procedures."

Rights Management Services works by enforcing content protection
constraints for documents and other content based on business rules such
as "do not email," "do not print" or "do not save locally." The
application then encrypts the content and the publishing license
together. The content and rights remain encrypted during transport,
extending security to wherever the content travels. When a recipient
opens rights-protected content, a request goes to a rights management
server to validate the user’s credentials and usage rights. Round-trip
scenarios are also supported allowing editing and uploading of new
versions that retain the rights management constraints.

Full integration with the Open Text ECM Suite allows organizations to
quickly deploy Rights Management Services and easily protect any
content asset stored in the Open Text Enterprise Library, or map file
access policies to existing security levels. As a shared service in the
ECM Suite, Rights Management Services are also available to any content
application in the organization.

Protection spans Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 applications as well
as virtually all other file formats, including PDF, HTML, engineering
drawing file formats, image files, ZIP, archives and more. Users can
also read and protect content viewed on BlackBerry smartphones. As a
result, organizations can secure and control their content no matter
where it resides and more fully comply with regulatory requirements that
mandate information protection, such as the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act,
the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and
similar regulations around the world.

Proven Technology Core

The Open Text RMS solution takes advantage of the widely used Active
Directory Rights Management Service from Microsoft, the industry’s
leading technology platform for rights management available with
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

"More and more organizations are seeing rights management as a
critical part of their information protection strategies to protect
against leaks and theft of confidential information. That’s why we build
this capability directly into our server platform," said John
Chirapurath, Senior Director in the Identity and Security Business Group
at Microsoft. "Open Text is providing advanced solutions on top of
Active Directory Rights Management Services to help customers build what
we call Business Ready Security into their enterprise content
management and collaboration initiatives."

Open Text is also partnering with both GigaTrust and Liquid Machines,
leaders in extending the Microsoft RMS platform, to add support for
specialty content types such as computer-aided design (CAD) files,
Visio, Adobe PDF, graphic files, and many other file formats, plus
rights management support for documents available via BlackBerry

"With the addition of GigaTrust’s Protector for the Open Text
platform, information control can be applied and managed in a variety of
ways to meet the needs of different industries or different business
functions that use varied file formats no matter where the content
travels," said Darryl Worsham , Vice President of
Business Development and Partner Products at GigaTrust.

"Liquid Machines and Open Text are providing customers with a
solution that covers the majority of file types in an enterprise. With
the integrated solution, our joint customers can persistently protect
their most critical intellectual property in electronic form, regardless
of where it travels. Rights management policies can be applied
automatically and consistently to all types of enterprise content
throughout its lifecycle," said Ed Gaudet , Senior Vice
President of Corporate Development and Marketing of Liquid Machines,


Open Text Rights Management Services for the Open Text ECM Suite is
available now. Partner offerings are also available now directly through
the partners.


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