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Liquid Machines makes document rights splash

Liquid Machines has announced Email Control 6.0, an e-mail policy and security messaging software package for enterprise...

Liquid Machines has announced Email Control 6.0, an e-mail policy and security messaging software package for enterprise networks. 

Liquid Machines product manager Chris Barclay said Email Control 6.0 enhanced Microsoft's Windows rights management services for Windows Server 2003 with server-side policy enforcement. "By building on the rights management services platform, customers can extend their core services to offer more consistent server-side policy management," he said. 

Email Control 6.0 allows companies to make policies as to who has access to which documents and what they can do with them. "Companies can allow certain workers to read documents, but prevent the same workers from printing those same documents out," said Barclay. 

The new release is Liquid Machines' first since its recent acquisition of Omniva Policy Systems, a provider of secure messaging solutions.

In addition to support for Windows rights management services, Email Control 6.0 allows organisations to set corporate e-mail usage policies and includes features such as BlackBerry support, intelligent archiving, content filtering and automated compliance routing and reporting. 

The package will be available at the end of the year with support for Microsoft Exchange 2000 and 2003 and Outlook. 

While document rights management has been a big issue in the consumer area, particularly in the e-books market, it is just gaining a hold in the corporate market, according to Barclay. Jupiter Research predicts that the market for corporate document security applications will grow to $274m (£147m) by 2008, primarily driven by factors such as compliance and legal requirements.

Bob Francis writes for InfoWorld

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