Gartner Research

Enterprise Digital Rights Management

Published: 19 May 2010

ID: G00200852

Analyst(s): Eric Ouellet


Enterprise digital rights management, also known as enterprise rights management or information rights management, is touted as a can-do-anything-and-everything technology. Many organizations continue to misunderstand its capabilities.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Case for EDRM
  • What Is EDRM?
    • EDRM Control Layering
    • Identity Controls
    • Cryptographic Controls
    • Access Controls
    • EDRM Control Persistence
  • EDRM Control Configuration
    • Embedded EDRM Control Configuration
    • External EDRM Control Configuration
    • Hybrid Internal-External EDRM Control Configuration
  • The Relationship Between EDRM and Data Classification
  • Combining EDRM and Content-Aware DLP
  • Additional EDRM Capabilities
  • Tools and Solutions for EDRM

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