Posts in Category "Product Updates"

Acrobat and Reader 9.3.2 update

On April 13, 2010 – Adobe released critical updates to Acrobat and Reader. All users are recommended to update their systems to the these releases as soon as possible.

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Feature Spotlights – Flexible Authentication in LiveCycle ES2

Adobe released updates of all of the LiveCycle components when we released our “ES2″ version in November 2009. As a part of this we made some significant strides to expand how you can integrate our product suite into other directory, identity management, and authentication systems.

I’d like to take this opportunity to explain some of what is new, as well as show you several videos that go into each area in more depth.

First, our integration with ActiveDirectory and LDAP directories executes substantially faster, as we have optimized the system to only pick up records that have changed recently. More info:
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Second, our integration with Smartcards and PKI certificates for strong authentication is much more flexible, and supports many more types of certificates. More info:
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Third, several customers have asked us to query one directory for user information, but integrated with a second instance for high performance authentication. We’ve listened and now support this — more info:
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Finally, all of our web- and Flex-based components now support SAML-based federated identity for authentication. Technically, this means that LiveCycle is substantially more flexible in terms of the Single-Sign-On (SSO) and authentication facilities that be used. In practice this means that it is very easy for you to integrate LiveCycle into your processes for interacting with customers and engaging with citizens without deploying additional identity provisioning or management software. More info:
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Feature Spotlights – Simplifying Access Control in Rights Management ES2

Adobe released LiveCycle Rights Management ES2 in November 2009. This will be the first of several postings that detail some of the new functionality within the product and how it can help you be more effective in protecting your intellectual property and restricting access to personally identifiable information.

Today I’ll provide an update on how we’ve simplified how you can define and use access control within your organization as well as across artificial boundaries; with LiveCycle you can confidently ensure that only the right people — regardless of whether they are one of your employees, contractors, partners, customers, or citizens — have access to documents.

Specifically, the latest product offers a new rich web application for defining which users and groups should be able to open documents — or modify, print, copy, etc. You can define and edit policies much more quickly now that you can add multiple users or groups simultaneously.

And with our new “dynamic groups” feature, you can more quickly restrict access to an entire external organization. For example, if you found you were previously listing several users with your partner “Domain.com”, manually adding Alice@domain.com, Bob@domain.com, and Carol@domain.com, you now have a new option. By adding the LiveCycle dynamic group “*@domain.com”, you have the flexibility of a wildcard.

The following two video demos show off the new UI as well as the new flexible dynamic groups mechanisms. Check them out!

Improved policy interface:
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Dynamic groups:
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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

Announcing the McAfee Data Protection Suite for Rights Management

Today McAfee announced the availability of a new joint offering with Adobe called the McAfee Data Protection Suite for Rights Management. This joint solution combines the classification capabilities from McAfee’s Host Data Loss Prevention (DLP) product with persistent protection from LiveCycle Rights Management ES. The joint value proposition allows customers to discover and classify sensitive information on laptops or desktops and automatically and proactively protect it from a single, uniform policy. This will significantly reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with sensitive IP and compliance information located on endpoints throughout the enterprise.

This is the result of a global alliance partnership between Adobe and McAfee, previously announced September 28, 2009 aimed at offering more comprehensive security to our Enterprise customers.

Learn more about the new offering available now from McAfee here. Please contact your local McAfee or Adobe sales representative for more in depth information or to schedule a demo of the solution.

Critical Acrobat and Reader Updates Available

Adobe’s Winter quarterly release of Acrobat and Reader is now available for version 8 and 9 customers…

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