GigaTrust Releases First and Only BlackBerry RMS Security Solution for Native Office and PDF Attachments
Herndon, VA — February 18, 2010 — GigaTrust, the market leader in Enterprise Rights Management content protection software solutions that enhance and extend Microsoft’s Rights Management Services (RMS), today announced it has entered into a partnership agreement with DataViz, Inc. to license their Documents To Go® client software as part of the general availability of the new GigaTrust for BlackBerry® smartphones security solution.
Under the terms of the agreement, GigaTrust will extend Microsoft’s RMS to the DataViz Documents To Go standard edition plus PDF support for BlackBerry smartphones. Considered by some as the standard for BlackBerry smartphones, the Documents To Go standard edition has been preloaded by RIM® on more than 26 million BlackBerry smartphones. This tightly integrated product solution will enable organizations to implement consistent content security throughout the enterprise, after the content has been delivered even while it’s being used on a BlackBerry smartphone.
“DataViz believes that a partnership with GigaTrust offers enterprise clients the best of both worlds, using the Documents To Go applications they are familiar with on their smartphones and, now, with in-use content security capabilities from GigaTrust,” said Kathleen McAneany, Documents To Go, Business Manager BlackBerry at DataViz.
Unlike secure point-to-point messaging solutions that only protect data while in transit, GigaTrust for BlackBerry smartphones protects content at rest, in transit, and in use, allowing users to securely deliver and persistently protect emails and attachments while they are being read on the BlackBerry smartphone. Additionally, BlackBerry smartphone users can apply GigaTrust protection to outgoing email responses and messages. If email permissions allow forwarding, attachments remain protected whether they are accessed on a desktop or on a BlackBerry smartphone.
GigaTrust will sell this major upgrade directly to its customers under the GigaTrust for BlackBerry smartphones offering. This offering, a first of a kind product solution, will now support native viewing of RMS-enabled Microsoft® Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® & PDF files on a BlackBerry smartphone as well as HTML viewing capabilities of protected emails.
“Clients tell us they want high fidelity viewing that mirrors the desktop experience…our partnership with DataViz meets that request head on by allowing us to provide persistent content security to DataViz’s Documents to Go suite of products,” said Darryl Worsham, Vice President of Business Development and Partner Products at GigaTrust. “Through this partnership, customers can maintain complete control over their valuable information regardless of location or user.”
GigaTrust is a leading provider of email security and content protection software products and services with customers in both the public and private sectors. GigaTrust is the only provider of the Intelligent Rights Management™ solution, which combines innovative next-generation content security technologies built on the foundation of Microsoft® Rights Management Services. In February 2003, the firm formed the first strategic partnership with Microsoft and formally launched the first in the family of proprietary Intelligent Rights Management products based on the Rights Management Services (RMS) security platform. GigaTrust is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. GigaTrust’s family of products and services is easy to use and easy to deploy for either the author or recipient of protected content. GigaTrust’s products and services include security solutions for email/attachments and document protection, automated external user provisioning, web content, network file shares, content repositories, discovery enablement, and the BlackBerry smartphone. For more information about GigaTrust, visit www.gigatrust.com.
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