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Rights management for documents


Adobe Systems has introduced LiveCycle Policy Server, which, the company reports, is designed to enable organizations to apply policies to electronic documents for added assurances of persistent confidentiality, privacy and accountability inside and outside the firewall.

Adobe explains LiveCycle Policy Server enables organizations to manage document policies by determining who can view a PDF document and whether or not the recipient can modify, copy, print or forward the document. Through integration with standard LDAP-based authentication and identity management infrastructures for centralized document control, the software provides assurances that only intended recipients can open a protected document. The permissions on these documents also can be changed or revoked, regardless of how many copies were distributed or where the documents reside.

Adobe adds that LiveCycle Policy Server is a part of its Intelligent Document Platform for generating, collaborating, processing and securing intelligent documents in the enterprise. Together with Adobe LiveCycle Document Security software, LiveCycle Reader Extensions software and recently released Acrobat 7.0, Adobe claims it enables more secure communications via electronic documents, ultimately allowing organizations to improve operational efficiencies and deliver enhanced customer service while mitigating risks.


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