Key Selection Criteria for Enterprise Digital Rights Management Solutions


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Enterprise digital rights management solutions vary widely in features and functionality. Which selection criteria are typically most important and for what reasons?

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 The Importance of Proof-of-Concept (POC) Deployments
    • 2.0 High-Importance Selection Criteria
      • 2.1 Usability
      • 2.2 Existing Workflow Support
      • 2.3 Rollback/Recovery Capability
      • 2.4 Internal User Support
      • 2.5 External User Support
      • 2.6 Policy Management
      • 2.7 Data Life Cycle/Change Management
      • 2.8 Integration With Document and Content Management Systems
      • 2.9 Support for Compliance and Legal Discovery Activities
      • 2.10 Native Document Format Support
      • 2.11 Comprehensive Permission Control
      • 2.12 Microsoft Windows/Active Directory and Third-Party Directory Support
    • 3.0 Medium-Importance Selection Criteria
      • 3.1 Third-Party Directories and Strong Authentication Support
      • 3.2 Usage Tracking
      • 3.3 Retrofitting Existing Assets
      • 3.4 Integration With Content-Aware DLP
      • 3.5 Offline/Forced-Online Support
      • 3.6 On-Premises and Cloud-Based Deployments
      • 3.7 Scalability
    • 4.0 Low-Importance Selection Criteria
      • 4.1 Ease of Deployment
      • 4.2 Management Console and Reporting
      • 4.3 Key Management and Hardware Security Modules
      • 4.4 Default Policies
      • 4.5 Mobile Device Support
  • Recommended Reading
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