SOURCE: Watchful Software

Watchful Software

November 13, 2012 08:30 ET

Watchful Releases RightsWATCH 4.4

Extending and Enhancing Microsoft's Active Directory Rights Management Services

MEDFORD, NJ and LISBON, PORTUGAL--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - Watchful Software, a leading provider of data-centric information security solutions, announced today the release of RightsWATCH Version 4.4. This new version of RightsWATCH significantly increases the ability for corporate users to protect their most valuable asset by ensuring that sensitive data can only be viewed or used by authorized users regardless of where that information may be located. 

"RightsWATCH blends together the key principles of both DLP and ERM solutions by classifying information according to its content and only allowing users with the appropriate credentials to view or use data that is sent to them," stated Rui Melo Biscaia, Director of Product Management for Watchful Software. "This keeps information safe from either accidental or malicious security breaches, and keeps information secure regardless of whether it is at rest, 'on-the-fly,' or even if it's totally outside network perimeter defenses."

For users of Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Rights Management Services (RMS), RightsWATCH extends and enhances the Microsoft AD-RMS paradigm to include, both, content and context aware encryption, forensic audit and compliance tools, and smooth deployment of security policies throughout the organization, without adversely impacting user experience. In addition, RightsWATCH 4.4 allows users to classify/encrypt/protect a wider array of data types, and to allow users to leverage mobile platforms such as tablets and smartphones to use protected content.

"RightsWATCH allows our Microsoft-based customers to extend and enhance their investment across a much broader spectrum of both applications and data types, which speeds and increases their ROI from the security investment," added Gary Leibowitz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dexa Systems, a Watchful Software WAVE Partner. "In addition, the new version allows a much easier rollout of the AD-RMS value throughout the enterprise, coupled with powerful forensics and management of the AD-RMS controlled environment."

Key enhancements that RightsWATCH 4.4 brings to AD-RMS include:

  • Extends DLP and rights management protection to new data types, such as Project, PDF, Visio, and more;
  • Extends DLP and rights management to additional environments, specifically the exploding mobile/BYOD world including Windows Phone, iOS, BlackBerry, and (2013) Android;
  • Delivers powerful yet intuitive management console for audit trails, forensics, and investigation of security breaches;
  • Allows truly transparent rollout and implementation of an AD-RMS infrastructure without requiring additional user effort or impacting user experience.

About Watchful Software
Watchful Software was formed in 2012 to address the requirement to protect an organization's most critical asset after its people -- its information. The company is staffed by industry executives with decades of systems, software, networking, security, and compliance experience to address the growing need for protecting sensitive and proprietary information against accidental or malicious theft, leakage, or loss. Leveraging key technologies including advanced encryption algorithms, digital rights management, and eBiometrics, Watchful Software has developed a suite of solutions that ensure only authorized personnel have access to enterprise systems or can handle sensitive information, thereby protecting against the massive economic and competitive damage often done by cyberterrorists and information thieves.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Rui Melo Biscaia
    Watchful Software
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    Joanne Hogue
    LVA Communications
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