Archive for June, 2008

The benefits of rights management

Adobe recently published a whitepaper that highlights some of the features and benefits of using Rights Management. It provides a variety of anonymous case studies across industries that showcase how LiveCycle Rights Management ES can be applied across industries to minimize risk while increasing the effectiveness of communication.

Highlights of the case studies include:

  • Using the authentication SDK to allow custom integration with third-party authentication systems. By leveraging customers’ non-LDAP authentication infrastructure it reduced the cost to deploy and ensured the solution was non-disruptive.
  • Policy-based control enables flexibility in document usage via seven-day lease and IP address restrictions
  • Using the authorization SDK for native PLM integration, thereby extending the boundary of PLM control to documents regardless of whether they are on laptops, on file servers, or in email.
  • Helping to ensure only the most recent document version is available, regardless of distribution.
  • Secure offline access: viewing protected documents on a laptop with no network access. Authorized users can view only the latest versions of documents while on planes or in the field.
  • Smart card authentication: using multifactor authentication to increase security in high-risk environments.
  • Watermarking: help ensure printed documents reference employee name and timestamp of print to keep employees honest, as well as provide a trail of activity.
  • Audit SDK – View document access usage log data and perform trend analysis.

You can find the paper here.


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Need more information on how your organization can effectively manage and protect your intellectual property? Further information can be obtained at http://www.adobe.com/go/rm or by contacting Adobe

LiveCycle Rights Management ES supports native Pro/ENGINEER documents

In early 2008 PTC shipped Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4, their integrated solution for 3D CAD/CAM. As announced in our relationship last year, PTC and Adobe have worked together to integrate Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES directly into Pro/ENGINEER, providing native CAD document protection. Sold as the Pro/ENGINEER Rights Management Extension, this solution exclusively works with Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES, allowing designers to provide persistent and dynamic access control to Pro/ENGINEER part, assembly, and drawing files.

Adobe’s latest release of the LiveCycle Rights ManagementES Update 1 — provides additional functionality for Pro/ENGINEER customers wishing to manage and track iterated versions of protected parts and assemblies. These extensions enable designers to ensure that suppliers are instantly updated to the latest version of a design, decreasing the pain of mismatched versions when designing products sourced from multiple organizations.

Click on the following screenshot of Pro/ENGINEER for a brief tour of the functionality:


Need more information on how your organization can effectively manage and protect your intellectual property? Further information can be obtained at http://www.adobe.com/go/rm or by contacting Adobe