Liquid Machines Announces Document Control 6.0

Jun 06, 2006


Liquid Machines, Inc., a provider of Enterprise Rights Management solutions, has announced the availability of Liquid Machines Document Control 6.0--the latest release of its document protection solution that protects information at rest, in motion, and in use. Using a web-based interface, business users can define corporate policies that control access to and usage of unstructured content such as Office documents, Visio diagrams, and CAD files. Liquid Machines Document Control 6.0 adds detailed application-level auditing capabilities that allows evidentiary-quality compliance reports as required by information protection regulations (i.e. HIPAA, SEC 17a-4, GLB, SB1386). Additionally, Liquid Machines Document Control 6.0 extends RMS protection to over 65 applications and file formats while offering end-users full use of native application functions such as ‘cut/copy/paste' and ‘convert to .pdf' operations.

Liquid Machines Document Control 6.0 has new features and capabilities, including: Policy Management: Enterprise-controlled Policies, where a web-based administrative console puts information control in the hands of the enterprise by enabling business users and delegated policy administrators to create and manage corporate policies that define who can access files and what they can do with them (i.e. open, read, copy, edit, save, etc.). Enterprise-controlled policies differ from RMS templates by adding support for auditing, allowing policy administration by business users, limiting individual user abilities to remove protection, and enabling role-based content expiration; Role-based Policies, where roles define groups of users with the same rights to a file. Users in different roles can have different rights to the exact same file. Policy administrators can add or remove Active Directory users or groups to a role without having to change the Active Directory itself; Decentralized and Delegated Administration, which allows organizations to decentralize administrative functions while limiting administrators' capabilities appropriately; and Expiration, which allows enterprises to expire documents for one set of users, but not others, so valid users continue to work with protected documents without the need to republish content.

Policy Enforcement and Auditing, which adds detailed application-level auditing to RMS implementations. Audit data is stored in the SQL Server database and can be accessed by business administrators through a web-based query facility in the Liquid Machines administration console. Auditing is an option that may be set independently for each policy and results can be exported for use in third-party reporting tools; Dynamic Rights Updates enable real-time updates of enterprise-controlled policies; Advanced Offline Offline rights may be managed at the policy level, where they may be set to either allowed or denied. Advanced enforcement options allow offline rights to be specified at each role and be set to a number of days; and Revocation, which allows an enterprise to revoke user rights at any time and does not require revocation lists to be defined in advance. A policy administrator can remove a user from a role and that person will immediately lose all rights under that policy. Liquid Machines Document Control 6.0 is available immediately.