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IKON to Implement Digital Rights Management Solutions Built on


IKON Premier Partner helps organizations secure sensitive documents

MALVERN, Pa. – IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh company, today announced that it will add digital rights management (DRM) solutions to its Premier Partner Program, further enhancing the company’s integrated portfolio of document management solutions. DRM solutions secure digital information through encryption technologies that limit document access to authorized users. is a DRM industry pioneer and leader, and its scalable and reliable software controls access to corporate documents including Microsoft Office files, PDFs, CAD files, TIFF images and other popular formats.

“Businesses today treat their intellectual property as a corporate asset,” said Dan Nero, IKON’s Vice President, Professional Services Operations. “IKON DRM solutions built on technology will help IKON customers secure sensitive financial, technical and personal information to maintain their competitive advantage and comply with various regulations.”

With so much information stored on personal computers and shared networks, even organizations that secure their data behind a firewall can be susceptible to theft, fraud and corporate identity theft by criminals, employees and phishing scammers. DRM policies can be applied to documents, PCs, email, websites and any ECM system including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Documents are automatically encrypted with the DRM policy when created or downloaded, which dictates who can open, edit, print or save a file, how many times, on how many PCs, and over what time frame. Document usage can be tracked, and the policy can be adjusted over a document’s lifecycle or changed at any time.

Implemented and supported by IKON’s team of Professional Services specialists, products enhance IKON’s integrated suite of document management solutions and services. Through its Document Strategy Discovery offerings, IKON can design an enterprise-wide document strategy for improved security, compliance and productivity, and utilize technology in content management solutions to create, manage and store secure documents.

“Businesses are looking for ways to secure their business-critical digital content without restricting the necessary flow of information to and from customers, partners, employees and other constituents,” said Dr. Kyugon Cho, CEO at “The combination of with IKON’s Professional Services team provides an unmatched breadth of solutions, integration expertise and service required to meet customers’ specific needs.”


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