SOURCE: Liquid Machines

August 20, 2007 09:00 ET

Liquid Machines' Ed Gaudet Delivers Strategies for Secure Information Sharing at Institute of Internal Auditors' Risk & Control Conference 2007

Conference Will Focus on Managing Governance, Risk and Compliance in Auditing

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Liquid Machines, Inc., the leader in Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions, today announced that Ed Gaudet, vice president of product management and marketing, will be speaking at the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Risk & Control Conference taking place on August 20-22, 2007 in San Diego, California.

At the conference, Gaudet will present the session:

--  "Can We Share That? Strategies to Collaborate in a Secure
    Environment," taking place on Monday, August 20, 2007 from 3:50 p.m. to
    5:00 p.m. PDT under the CS4-4 track.

"Cross-domain collaboration significantly increases the risk of losing a company's intellectual property," Gaudet said. "Consequently, risk managers, auditors and compliance must lead the implementation of new approaches to protecting information that enable the business to collaborate and share electronic information securely."

In his session, Gaudet will discuss the differences between perimeter protection and information lifecycle protection and how putting security with the data can allow unhindered collaboration, regardless of whether it is located inside or outside the network. Gaudet will also highlight how new technologies can improve the way organizations control risk, securely distribute data, audit its usage and comply with regulatory requirements.

The 2007 IIA Risk & Control Conference will examine the critical fine line executives must walk to manage auditing and compliance risk. The conference will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt at One Market Place, San Diego. For more information on the conference, please go to

About the Speaker:

Ed Gaudet is the vice president of product management and marketing at Liquid Machines, the leader in enterprise rights management (ERM) software, where he is responsible for the company's product, marketing and business development strategy and execution. A frequent industry speaker on the topics of regulatory compliance, information security and intellectual property protection, Gaudet has over twenty years of high-tech product management, marketing and sales experience in various start-up and public software companies including IONA, SQA, Inc., and Rational Software. Gaudet was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of privately-held Proofspace, a provider of data authentication and trusted time-stamping technology.

About Liquid Machines

Liquid Machines is the leading provider of Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions that prevent the misuse, modification, loss or theft of intellectual property and sensitive information. By applying access and usage controls with the data, electronic information is persistently protected while at rest, in transit, and in use--empowering employees to securely collaborate and work with native file formats and applications. Liquid Machines enables global companies in financial services, government, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries to protect intellectual property regardless of where it goes, generating robust access and usage reports that demonstrate compliance with privacy and industry regulations. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Liquid Machines is privately held and is backed by Atlas Venture, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Goldman Sachs & Co, and Masthead Venture Partners. For more information on the company and our vision for The Freedom of Security™, visit us at

© 2007 Liquid Machines, Inc. All rights reserved. Liquid Machines Product or company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The information contained in this document represents the current view of Liquid Machines, Inc. on the issues discussed as of the date of publication.

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