Posts in Category "Rights Management"

SC Magazine article: Minding your documents

Do your employees know what “confidential” really means? Do you need an information classification system to better protect your sensitive documents?

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Packaging options for encrypted PDFs

Since Acrobat 2.0 in 1994, encryption has been available to protect a PDF document – restricting who can open it and what they can subsequently do with it. Today, there are a number of packaging options for distributing one or more protected PDF files.

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Register Now for a joint Adobe Security eSeminar with special guest Forrester Research

Event Details:

Please join Adobe and Forrester Research on February 10th at 2pm EST as we attempt to help you address the always difficult question “Is your company’s data safe?”.

To succeed in today’s global economy, companies face intense pressure to produce and deliver better products and services to the market faster and more efficiently. Accordingly, sensitive information needs to be exchanged efficiently and securely to partners and suppliers across industries and geographies with diverse regulatory requirements.

Join Adobe’s John Carione, and special guest Jonathan Penn, Analyst at Forrester Research, to learn how to be proactive and systematic in reducing the risk of Data Loss in your environment. Jonathan will discuss best practices in data security, trends in the industry, and examine the inherent strengths of today’s data protection solutions and how they relate to a customer’s underlying business drivers. John will then address how Adobe customers are using Rights Management technology to protect sensitive information assets as they flow inside the Enterprise and beyond. He will also discuss the need for persistent document enforcement as a vital extension to any Enterprise classification project.
Attendees will learn how to:

• Proactively protect and control sensitive information
• Deliver best practices around data protection
• Understand the importance of Rights Management in any Enterprise Security strategy

John Carione
Senior Product Marketing Manager, LiveCycle

Jonathan Penn
Analyst, Forrester Research

Event Schedule:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 2PM EST (11AM PST)

Register Now here

Configuring Certificate Authentication

Following on to our overview of authentication types in LiveCycle Rights Management, we recently published a guide within the LiveCycle Developer Center that shows how you can configure LiveCycle to support certificate authentication.You can read it here:

Flexibility in identifying and authenticating users

We’ve received a bunch of good feedback lately on some of our explanations and demonstrations of the authentication types supported in LiveCycle Rights Management. We adapted some of these posts into a technical article within the LiveCycle Developer Center on Adobe’s web site. You can read it here:

Acrobat 9 and password encryption

Based on some recent online discussion of Acrobat 9 and password encryption, we’re posting to provide a quick summary on what has changed, how it impacts the overall security of PDF documents, and Adobe’s commitment to providing high-assurance document security implementations.

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Improving Design Collaboration While Reducing Risk

As we’ve mentioned in earlier posts on this blog, LiveCycle Rights Management ES has a growing set of integrations with 3D CAD/CAM packages. Today we have integrations in the market to provide for rights management IP protection in native Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA, and XVL files.

Adobe recently hosted a joint webcast with PTC to showcase how customers can improve design collaboration while reducing risk using Pro/ENGINEER and LiveCycle Rights Management. In today’s global manufacturing marketplace, survival depends on fast time-to-market.  Spreading the design process across the supply chain continues to increase design complexity as customers demand better products, quickly.   The key is better collaboration, but as companies try to deliver better information, earlier in the process, to a broader audience, the risk of intellectual property (IP) loss goes up dramatically.  Survey after survey has shown that protection of design information is at the top of the list for most engineering organizations.  Companies that learn to balance improved collaboration with the risk of IP loss will be the winners moving forward.

You can replay the webcast by going to:

Adobe at Secureworld Expo Detroit – This Week!

Adobe will participating in the Secureworld Expo in Detroit at the Ford Conference and Event Center. Adobe representatives will be in the booth on Wednesday, November 5th and Thursday, November 6th from 9am – 3pm EST. Please stop by the booth where we will be giving live demos and discussing the benefits of Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES in a manufacturing context. Click for more details on the conference agenda and last minute registration.

As a bonus, I’ll be particiapting in a panel discussion titled “Data Protection – It’s All About the Data” on Thursday November 6th at 1pm EST. The session will be moderated by David Meunier, former VP/CISO, CUNA Mutual.
Please click for additional information and a list of presenters.

We look forward to you joining us in Detroit this week!!

Configuring Rights Management client access

Adobe’s LiveCycle Rights Management solution has been in the market since the beginning of 2005 and can be used to protect a growing variety of file formats – PDF, Office, CAD, and FLV as of our LiveCycle ES Update 1 release this past summer. The server works together with Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader clients to protect, view, and manage sensitive PDF documents. Because support is included in every copy of Acrobat and Reader 7.x, 8.x, and 9.x, we have more than 700 million machines worldwide that are capable of receiving protected PDF documents with absolutely no configuration required or any special software to be deployed.

We give our customers the option to allow documents to be viewed on any of these clients out of the box, but understand that in certain cases customers might wish to restrict clients to the latest version. For example, there may be cases where customers want to take advantage of newly introduced functionality, such as the new AES-256bit encryption algorithms introduced earlier this year.

As such, we now allow customers to configure each deployed server to restrict which client versions or applications the server may communicate with. Technical details can be found at

Need more information on how your organization can effectively manage and protect your intellectual property? Further information can be obtained at or by contacting Adobe



Communicating the value of Adobe’s Information-Centric Security Solutions

We are excited to announce a new set of assets aimed at helping our customer community and ecosystem partners better understand the benefits and value that can be derived from Adobe’s Information-Centric security solutions. If you haven’t heard the term “Information-Centric” before, it’s not new, but it well represents the way Adobe technologies protect the confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of information — natively within the information itself.

For LiveCycle Rights Management ES and LiveCycle Digital Signatures ES, please feel free to download and view a host of new collateral including:

New datasheets that provide a overview of the value proposition and specific areas where our solutions solve real customer problems:

LiveCycle RIghts Management ES:

LIveCycle Digital Signatures ES:

There are also two new whitepapers, the first one for Rights Management is entitled: Delivering an Information Risk Management strategy across the heterogeneous enterprise: and is intended to describe the need to protect sensitive information consistently wherever it resides in the enterprise. This paper also outlines common use cases via customer anecdotes about how LiveCycle Rights Managment ES is protecting the most widely used file types inside (and outside) the organization.

The second whitepaper is entitled: Electronic Signatures: Solution Scenarios for your Environment: This piece is intended to articulate the different electronic signatures solutions offered by Adobe and help folks understand the pro/cons of each, so you’re best prepared to map right electronic signature solution to your assurance level requirements.

Finally, there are also new updates to our website including updated customer success stories, in depth pages, features and benefits pages, and a detailed supported formats page for RIghts Management.

LiveCycle Rights Management ES:
LiveCycle Digital Signatures ES: