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Deploying Enterprise Digital Rights Management to Control and Monitor Unstructured Data


Enterprise DRM provides persistent protection of data and can solve various security and compliance issues in digital business. Technical professionals focusing on data protection should use the analysis in this assessment to carefully consider the capabilities and limitations of rights management.

Published: 11 August 2017

ID: G00327940

Analyst(s): Mario de Boer

Table Of Contents


  • The Role of Enterprise Digital Rights Management in Data-Centric Security
    • Enterprise Digital Rights Management
    • Collaboration Security Solved by EDRM — in Theory, That Is!
    • Use Cases for EDRM
    • The Problems With Old-School EDRM
    • Alternative and Adjacent Technologies
  • EDRM Policy Management and Enforcement
    • Policy Definition
    • Policy Enforcement
    • Monitoring and Reporting
    • Unusable Means Unused
  • Implementation and Operation
  • EDRM Technology
    • Architecture
  • EDRM Solution Types
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Selected Vendor Profiles for EDRM Solutions
    • Dell
    • Fasoo
    • Microsoft
    • NextLabs
    • Seclore
    • Vera

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