Adobe and IBM team on Enterprise Rights Management

At CeBIT this week, IBM announced that they are working with Adobe on Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions to help companies protect their intellectual property and digital data from product theft.

The protection of commercial rights is becoming a major issue for many international companies. As a result of globalization, supplier and cooperation networks are becoming increasingly complex, and development and production data is being made accessible to ever-larger groups of users. Much of the development data and documents in question are “unprotected” against unauthorized access and redistribution.

IBM and Adobe are collaborating to offer joint solutions and services for worldwide Enterprise Rights Management that extends beyond the company firewall.

“The global access rights are issued by the Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server, which we host in our IBM computer centers with high availability and global access options”, said Michael Diemer, Vice President Strategic Outsourcing, IBM Information Technology Services.

“This means that we are immediately able to offer our customers the full ERM functionality of the Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server. In addition, we advise our customers on all ERM requirements and work with Adobe to offer complete end-to-end solutions to ensure maximum protection of their intellectual property, thereby making it difficult for intellectual property thieves.”

Adobe and IBM are demonstrating this solution in the front row of IBM’s primary CeBIT Booth F41/51, dempoint #1.

Here are links to the Enlgish and German press releases.