SOURCE: Liquid Machines

July 09, 2008 08:30 ET

Liquid Machines Joins Microsoft's SecureIT Alliance

Leading Enterprise Rights Management Company Joins Major Industry Association Devoted to Developing Security Solutions for the Microsoft Platform

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference -- Liquid Machines, Inc., the leader in Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions, today announced that it had joined leading information security companies in Microsoft's SecureIT Alliance to build new features and products for the benefit of mutual customers. The Microsoft SecureIT Alliance is an online community forum that provides members with the latest Microsoft platform information to assist in the development of innovative new security solutions. Liquid Machines' expertise in ERM technology will help the company contribute in many areas of information security including data loss prevention, encryption and compliance.

"We are excited to join the Microsoft SecureIT Alliance and collaborate with other innovative information security companies," said Ed Gaudet, senior vice president of corporate development and marketing at Liquid Machines. "Liquid Machines has a long-standing partnership with Microsoft and looks forward to working with the SecureIT Alliance to help solve key enterprise security issues and stay informed about what other Microsoft partners are working on."

Today's announcement comes soon after Microsoft awarded Liquid Machines with Gold Certified Partner status for the company's expertise with Microsoft technologies and impact in the technology marketplace. Liquid Machines was certified by the partner program for its competencies in ISV/Software Solutions and Security Solutions. As a Gold Certified Partner, Liquid Machines demonstrated an ability to meet customers' needs by delivering persistent information protection of the most current Microsoft operating systems and applications.

"As data security threats loom larger and the costs of major data breaches add up, it is important that forward-thinking companies work together to keep sensitive corporate information safe and the security industry ahead of the curve," said Gerry Albert, senior program manager, Microsoft Developer Platform group. "Microsoft believes that great companies like Liquid Machines working together will create great results and we are excited to welcome the company to the SecureIT Alliance."

Liquid Machines Document Control 7.0 persistently controls access to and usage of electronic files regardless of where they exist without changing the way users work. Built with support for Microsoft Rights Management Services (RMS), customers use Liquid Machines to secure and control their most critical information, including intellectual property, executive and board communications, customer data and human resources information, while enabling secure collaboration and strict adherence to regulatory compliance. The solution supports most current applications, operating systems and computing architectures including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Vista and Intel-based 64-bit computers.

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 to the data itself, 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. A Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program, Liquid Machines enables global companies in the financial services, government, manufacturing, retail and healthcare industries to protect intellectual property regardless of where it goes, generating detailed 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, Masthead Venture Partners and RRE Ventures. For more information on the company and its vision for The Freedom of Security™, please visit www.liquidmachines.com.

© 2008 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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