Information rights management gives you the power to control information within the company as well as extend the control after the information has been shared outside the secure boundaries. IRM protects the information in system, when it is being shared as well as when it is being used. Information slippage is a major problem companies face today especially for the firms with heavy investments on R&D.
IRM allows you to specify access permissions to email messages. IRMs are usually expensive tools which require extensive implementation process to be undertaken to integrate them in the system. These systems gel well with DLP systems and work in cohesion since there is no one tool for collaboration.
Data leakage protection tools (DLP) are designed to prevent information leaks based on ensuring compliance with established protocols from the information security policy of the company. This process misses a very important aspect that information will be shared and companies cannot stay isolated. Hence Information rights management or Digital rights management solutions can help companies functional yet safe.
IRMs bring functionality such as preventing screen shots, disallowing the copying of data from the secure document and guarding information from programmatic attack. Controls on the IRM brings in the capability to allow only certain actions on the document bringing in data security and encryption. However, IRM can’t prevent content from being erased, stolen, corrupted, or captured and transmitted by malicious programs or computer viruses. It also can’t prevent restricted content from being hand-copied or retyped, or prevent a digital photograph being taken of the restricted content.
Why an IRM solution for the enterprise?
Business cannot run in isolation. To advance its business, a company must collaborate with those outside of its enterprise: customers, sub-contractors, consultants, auditors. Businesses must also provide employees access to sensitive data which will lead to better insights or products which ever the case may be.
Collaborating means sharing data, which implies putting data at risk. The alternative is to protect data by building a virtual wall around it and giving no “outsiders” access to it; but by limiting this valuable and essential collaboration, a company shackles its ability to do business and risks failure.
The need for IRM erupts from the basic fact that content is changing today, confidential projects have teams spread across the world which need interaction on daily basis, security becomes even more important in these circumstances but must also not restrict business function which it is essentially protecting.
The best way to keep the mobility and safety is adoption. Widespread adoption of security tools is the key to keeping securing working environment. No security is impenetrable and hence need safeguard all the time with regular upgrades.
Logix Infosecurity understand the need of evolving business practice and deploy Prot-on IRMs for its clients. Prot-on IRMs are industry leading solutions in the area and help companies manage information rights in a succinct manner.