SOURCE: Liquid Machines, Inc.

March 20, 2006 08:30 ET

Sterling-Hoffman Selects Liquid Machines Enterprise Rights Management Software to Protect Intellectual Property and Sensitive Data

Liquid Machines Document Control Secures Sterling-Hoffman's Confidential Information

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Liquid Machines®, Inc., the leading provider of Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions, today announced that Sterling-Hoffman has selected Liquid Machines Document Control software to protect its intellectual property and sensitive business documents.

Sterling-Hoffman is the retained search firm specializing in recruiting Senior Sales & Marketing Executives for venture capital-backed enterprise software companies. The firm has expanded globally in recent years and established or acquired multiple offshore research facilities. The intense competition for human capital in offshore markets led to an increase in information theft and incidents of industrial espionage. In order to guarantee its clients and business partners highly sensitive documents would remain protected and secure, and also to protect its own training materials and intellectual property, Sterling-Hoffman turned to Liquid Machines.

Liquid Machines Document Control software allows Sterling-Hoffman to create policies that control who can read, edit, save and print sensitive business documents. Protection will remain with a document or excerpted portions of the document, for its entire life -- no matter where it is sent or stored. This new level of information control and protection enables Sterling-Hoffman to share information more freely with employees, eliminate costs associated with its supervised training environment, and guarantee its clients that their sensitive data is secure.

"Liquid Machines is making it possible for us to work without fear of compromising the trust placed in us by senior executives and investors," said Angel Mehta, Managing Director, Sterling-Hoffman Executive Search. "Information related to officer-level executive transitions is a highly sensitive matter, and Liquid Machines Document Control lets us set policies that define how employees can use sensitive information and set rights that prevent outsiders from accessing documents even if they are sent via email or delivered on a USB storage device."

"Like many organizations, information is Sterling-Hoffman's most valuable business asset. But Executive Search Firms are held to an even higher standard than most companies when it comes to guarding confidential information, because the information pertains to the careers of senior executives as well as officer-level transition plans," said Mike Ruffolo, president and CEO of Liquid Machines, Inc. "Sterling-Hoffman was understandably paranoid about protecting the confidential data of its customers. We're pleased to be working with Sterling-Hoffman to deploy a solution that protects their sensitive information while empowering employees to work with autonomy and confidence."

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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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jonathan W. Daly
    Liquid Machines, Inc.
    Phone: (781) 693-3600
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