SealedMedia Releases New Document Security Software. (Internet Publishing Today)

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SealedMedia, a digital rights management software provider, has announced the latest release of its document security software. The new technology can seal Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in addition to the standard media formats already supported: HTML, Adobe PDF, JPEG, GIF, MP3, and QuickTime. According to the announcement, support for these formats only requires the installation of a small browser plug-in on end-users' computers.

Martin Lambert, SealedMedia's chief technology officer, said: "Our technology makes confidential documents secure and keeps the security with the sealed document wherever it goes and whoever uses it, unlike conventional PKI-based security products which attempt to secure the network. A good analogy is that our technology is like permanently locking traditional print documents in a secure briefcase within a huge building. Conventional security products leave the content lying around everywhere in the building and try to secure every door, window, and drainpipe, which is impossible."

According to the announcement, the importance of persistent control over electronic content is critical to most organizations, as e-mail and Web sites have opened up windows to the outside world. …