Liquid Machines Extends Microsoft Windows RMS With New Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0
LEXINGTON, MA -- 11/15/2004 -- Liquid Machines, the leading provider of Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions, today announced Liquid Machines Email Control Version 6.0, an easy-to-use policy management and secure messaging solution that enforces corporate messaging policies consistently across the extended enterprise.
Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 makes it possible for companies to exchange secure confidential communications with anyone -- employees, customers, partners, suppliers -- regardless of what email system they use and without requiring any special software, downloads, or additional steps for the recipients. Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 enhances Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server 2003 with server-side policy enforcement capabilities. These capabilities place email control in the hands of the enterprise by automatically applying protection at the email gateway based on corporate policies. Liquid Machines Email Control incorporates technology obtained during Liquid Machines’ recent acquisition of Omniva Policy Systems (see October 20, 2004 news release: Liquid Machines Acquires Omniva Policy Systems - http://www.liquidmachines.com/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/511).
“Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 is a major addition to our industry-leading enterprise rights management solution,” said Michael Ruffolo, president and CEO of Liquid Machines, Inc. “Email is the way that businesses communicate and get their work done. Liquid Machines Email Control lets organizations empower their workforce to share and distribute information securely and productively.”
“Customers have told us that protecting their sensitive information is a crucial business need,” said John Chirapurath, director in the Security Business and Technology Unit at Microsoft Corp. “We believe by building on the RMS platform customers will find great value in the Liquid Machines solution as it extends their core services to offer persistent server-side policy management that helps meet their corporate governance and compliance objectives.”
Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 includes the following new features and functionality:
-- Support for Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services -- Microsof tOffice 2003 desktop users are able to set policies on individual messages and attached documents. Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 enhances this capability by extending the enforcement to mail servers and relays. Together, Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 and Microsoft Windows RMS apply policies to emails and attached documents based on enterprise-defined rules, ensuring consistent policy application for all incoming and outgoing email.
-- Persistent Policies Applied Based on Corporate Guidelines -- Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 allows organizations to set corporate email usage policies and ensures those policies are applied to email messages and attached documents based on enterprise-defined rules. Policies are persistently enforced through the email lifecycle, on any message that goes through the Exchange server, no matter where the message goes internally or externally. Email distribution can be controlled and protected after delivery, regardless of whether it is located within or outside the company. Integration with email archive solutions ensures that policy enforcement can include support for email retention and surveillance.
-- Rapid and Easy End-User Rollout and Adoption -- Allows end users to send and read a rights protected message seamlessly without going through additional steps or downloading any additional software.
-- BlackBerry® Support -- Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 extends and manages enterprise usage policies on email messages and attachments sent to and from BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds™ from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM) (TSX: RIM)
-- Intelligent Archiving with KVS -- Integration with KVS allows protected messages to be securely archived in the KVS Enterprise vault for a designated duration based on message contents.
-- Content Filtering and Anti-Virus Scanning Support -- Integration with SurfControl allows protected messages to be securely scanned, modified, and quarantined without compromising the controlling policy.
-- Automated Compliance Routing and Reporting Services -- In addition to tracking what messages were allowed or denied to be opened, administrators can now track events such as messages being blocked from delivery or when a policy rule is triggered. This information is stored in a defined schema that allows for easy integration with enterprise reporting tools.
“Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 is an ideal solution for any enterprise wanting to control the circumstances under which corporate information can be used, such as when it expires and who can open, modify, print and forward it,” said Ed Gaudet, vice president of product management and marketing at Liquid Machines, Inc. “For example, a financial services company can easily set a usage policy that any email and attachment from a member of the financial control group containing financial terms cannot be distributed outside the group, must expire in 90 days, and that a copy must be archived for compliance for 1 year.”
Liquid Machines Email Control 6.0 will be generally available at the end of the year with support for Microsoft Exchange 2000 and 2003 and Outlook 2000 and greater.
About Liquid Machines
Liquid Machines is the leading provider of Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions that persistently protect critical business content and audit usage while enabling collaboration. Liquid Machines’ Document Control and Email Control solutions allow content to be shared securely, within any application, wherever it goes. With Liquid Machines, protection is open rather than restrictive, enabling users to work as they work best, with autonomy and confidence.
Liquid Machines helps leading companies in the financial services, high-tech manufacturing, and life sciences markets meet today’s ever-increasing information security regulations. Liquid Machines allows companies to satisfy industry regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley, NASD 2711, export control, and HIPAA as well as internal mandates for intellectual property security, product version control, or clinical data protection.
Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, Liquid Machines is privately held and is backed by Atlas Venture, Masthead Venture Partners, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. For more information on the company and our vision The Freedom of Security™, visit us at www.liquidmachines.com.
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