Leadership Brief

Information Rights Management – Ready for Prime Time?

Information Rights Management (IRM) is the discipline within Information Security and IAM (Identity and Access Management) that allows protecting information right at the source - the single file. IRM is a technology used to protect and facilitate the editing, distribution and access of sensitive or confidential information in a business-to-business model. Is it ready for prime time?

Bruce Hughes

bh@kuppingercole.com

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The security, control, distribution and tracking of sensitive or confidential information has taken on a new dimension. The security landscape has extended beyond the business’s firewalls to requiring control of assets throughout their lifecycle no matter where the assets are distributed. Information Rights Management (IRM) technologies provide this security and control. There are solutions in the marketplace to address the needs of individuals, small/medium businesses and large corporations.

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