MEDFORD, NJ and LISBON, PORTUGAL--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2013) - Watchful Software, a leading provider of data-centric information security solutions, and Foxit Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced a global technology alliance whereby Watchful will integrate Foxit's PDF Security Suite technology into the company's flagship product, RightsWATCH. This alliance will expand the capacity of RightsWATCH to more easily classify and protect unstructured information to include the ubiquitous PDF format.
RightsWATCH allows enterprises to have information such as documents, spreadsheets, and email messages dynamically classified and encrypted to ensure that only valid recipients can use that information. In addition, the technology automatically adds secure watermarking and fingerprinting elements, based on characteristics of the information such as content, attachments and headers. Foxit PDF Security Suite is a collection of products targeted to Microsoft® Active Directory® Rights Management Services (AD RMS) customers who require rights management and secure watermarking of their PDF documents. The alliance between Watchful Software and Foxit allows the extension of this protection to PDF documents by incorporating the Foxit PDF Security Suite into the RightsWATCH platform, including the popular Foxit Reader which is in use by enterprises worldwide.
"RightsWATCH is the leading platform to secure unstructured information of all types, regardless of whether it is inside the network perimeter or outside, so that sensitive corporate information remains always protected," stated Charles Foley, Chairman and CEO of Watchful Software. "The PDF format has increasingly become a primary file type for corporate content, and we are excited to leverage Foxit's experience in both PDF management and security to bring an additional layer of value to RightsWATCH."
"Foxit has become a leader in securing PDF content, so this alliance with Watchful Software makes a lot of sense," said Phil Lee, VP of Enterprise Sales at Foxit Corporation. "Watchful Software customers will now be able to deploy rights management services in AD RMS environments across additional file types, leveraging existing IT investments and offering users a consistent look and feel."
Under the alliance, documents of almost every file type can be converted into PDF and encrypted. These documents can all be managed by the RightsWATCH multilevel security model so that only users with the appropriate credentials can open, read, or otherwise use the information. The Foxit Reader then allows seamless read capability of those PDF documents, enforcing the rights management security.
The integrated solution of RightsWATCH featuring Foxit technology is in general availability now.
About Watchful Software - www.watchfulsoftware.com
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 e-Biometrics, 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 cyber terrorists and information thieves.
About Foxit Corporation - http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Founded in 2001, Foxit is an Amazon-invested leading software provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents. Headquartered in Fremont, CA, USA, Foxit has operations worldwide in China, Belgium, Japan, and Taiwan. Foxit is focused on PDF solutions with over 100 experienced PDF engineers. Winner of numerous awards, Foxit boasts over 150 million users, has sold to over 95,000 customers located in over 190 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1/PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with other PDF products like those from Adobe®.