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The Role of Enterprise Digital Rights Management in Data-Centric Security

Published: 23 June 2015

ID: G00275948

Analyst(s): Mario de Boer


Enterprise DRM provides persistent protection of data and can potentially solve various security issues in digital business. The gap between theoretical and ubiquitous solutions is shrinking. Security professionals should carefully consider the capabilities and limitations of rights management.

Table Of Contents


  • The Role of Rights Management in Data-Centric Security
    • Enterprise Digital Rights Management
    • Use Cases for EDRM
    • Collaboration Security Solved by EDRM: In Theory, That Is!
    • The Problems With Old-School EDRM
    • Alternative and Adjacent Technologies
  • EDRM Deployment Options
    • Policy Definition
    • Policy Enforcement
    • Reporting
    • External Collaboration: Not Every Vendor's Cup of Tea
    • Unusable Means Unused
    • Implementation and Operation
  • EDRM Technology
    • Architecture
    • The Swamp Castle and Other Security Threats Unaddressed by EDRM
  • EDRM Solution Types
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Selected Vendor Profiles for EDRM Solutions
    • Covertix
    • Fasoo
    • Microsoft
    • NextLabs
    • Seclore
  • Selected Vendor Profiles for Solutions That Work With RMS
    • GigaTrust
    • Secure Islands
    • Watchful Software

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