SOURCE: Liquid Machines, Inc.

June 29, 2005 10:06 ET

eWEEK Labs Recognizes Liquid Machines Document Control 5.0 as One of the Industry's Best, Most Intuitive Rights Management Solutions

Liquid Machines Receives "Excellent" Rating for Reporting and Analysis Features; Credited for Offering Flexible Management Options and Good Client Implementation

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2005 -- Liquid Machines®, Inc., the leading provider of Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions, today announced that eWEEK Labs has recognized Liquid Machines Document Control 5.0 as "one of the best, most intuitive" enterprise rights management systems with "excellent reporting and auditing capabilities," "flexible management options," and an "unobtrusive client implementation."

The four-product review, published in the June 27, 2005, edition of eWEEK, describes Liquid Machines Document Control 5.0 as "a flexible system for building a capable enterprise rights management platform, with good client options and excellent reporting and auditing capabilities" and credits Document Control 5.0 for providing "rights management for a number of applications, including Microsoft's Visio."

Jim Rapoza, eWEEK Labs' Director, reports that Liquid Machines Document Control 5.0 goes "further than most products of its kind, extending rights management tools to some applications that have previously lacked them." Rapoza also found Liquid Machines Document Control's ability to act as a client for Microsoft's RMS "compelling" and explained how Liquid Machines' support for Microsoft RMS "makes it possible for companies to use RMS with older versions of Office than Microsoft's solution supports."

"We are very pleased with eWEEK's evaluation of our Document Control 5.0 Enterprise Rights Management software," said Michael Ruffolo, president and CEO of Liquid Machines, Inc. "The value eWEEK Labs places on interoperability, ease-of-use, and reporting and analysis reaffirms our strategy to deliver a rights management solution that works seamlessly with existing IT infrastructures without requiring users to change the way they work, and places ultimate information control in the hands of the enterprise."

Among Liquid Machines Document Control 5.0 strengths that were noted in the eWEEK Labs Special Report were the following:

--  "Very good tracking and reporting options" that allow administrators
    to view client activity, changes to business processes, and all document
    and user activity for audit trails
--  "Intuitive management interface" that makes policy definition simple
--  Patented Policy Droplet™ "works well" and is "effective" for
    assigning enterprise-defined information access and usage policies
--  "Easy" integration with LDAP and Active Directory servers
--  Broad application support including Microsoft Office 2000, XP and
    2003; Adobe Acrobat Pro 6.0 & 7.0, and Microsoft Visio, which eWEEK Labs
    considers a welcome addition because Visio documents are often sensitive in

eWEEK Labs' Special Report is available in its entirety at:,1895,1830805,00.asp


Liquid Machines Document Control 5.0 is available immediately. For more information please contact Liquid Machines by calling 1-781-693-3600 or via email at

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 companies in the consulting, financial services, government, manufacturing, and healthcare industries to share information securely, within any application, wherever it goes, throughout its lifecycle. Liquid Machines ERM solutions help enterprises satisfy today's ever-increasing information security regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, NASD 2711, HIPAA and others, as well as implement and practice internal mandates for intellectual property security, product version control, or clinical data protection.

Based in Waltham, 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

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