Secure Collaboration and Data Loss Prevention
Ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of electronic information is a difficult
task. As information becomes increasingly fluid, it also becomes increasingly subject
to access by multiple applications and people, including many that are outside of
the organization. It is crucial to ensure that only the right personnel have access
to the intended data, and to enforce strict limits on their ability to share the
data outside the organization.
Complying with Privacy Regulations
Increasingly, governments are passing legislation to ensure the privacy of information.
Examples of these regulations include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act (HIPAA), the Economic Espionage Act (EEA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction
Act (FACTA), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
What is AD RMS and IRM?
Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) - is information protection
technology that works with AD RMS-enabled applications to help safeguard digital
information from unauthorized use, both online and offline, and inside and outside
of a firewall. AD RMS is designed for organizations that need to protect sensitive
and proprietary information such as financial reports, patient records, product
specifications, customer data, and confidential e-mail messages.
Information Rights Management (IRM) - is a persistent file-level technology
from Microsoft. It uses permissions and authorization to help prevent sensitive
information from being printed, forwarded, or copied by unauthorized people. After
permission for a document or message is restricted by using this technology, the
usage restrictions travel with the document or email message as part of the contents
of the file. IRM integrates with AD RMS.