Digital Rights Management
Traditional information security technology safeguards the place where your information is currently located, namely, on the server or in the network connection. Digital Rights Management (DRM) or Information Rights Management (IRM) is the only way to secure digital documents independently of the data store. It is currently the only way to secure unstructured data properly in separate files. It is unique compared to other security solutions because it guards access to the documents. The access control is embedded in the document, including the access policy and encryption.
Each IRM-secured document or file contains an issue licence that contains access restrictions. For example, the restrictions might be to prevent the file content being updated (Read-Only), copied, saved locally or printed.
This means that the document is secured against being viewed by unauthorised individuals because the user must first provide authentication. Once authentication is successful, a certificate is attained (a licence) such that the encrypted document can be opened and the policy on usage can be enforced for the user.
Mobile device software is increasingly embracing and supporting Information Rights Management to provide better information security, enabling continued collaboration and sharing of information outside the company while maintaining security.
Digital Rights Management for your organization?
With IRM, the security travels with the document regardless of location or use. This makes IRM an indispensable component for every organisation tackling the contemporary challenges of mobile working and chain automation.
If you want more information about Information Rights Management, information security at the document level and how you use it within your organisation, feel free to contact us.