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Vitrium Adds Document Encryption for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Files to DRM Platform

Vitrium Systems' document security solution, Protectedpdf, is expanding beyond PDF files with the upcoming release of a Microsoft Office add-in that will allow document owners to protect their Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. The Microsoft add-in to the DRM (digital rights management) platform is expected to be released at the end of June 2016.

The new add-in will provide encryption for confidential documents, such as financial statements, board materials, and sales sheets, as well as digital rights management for revenue-generating content, such as training materials, research reports, and e-books.

According to the Vancouver-based vendor, document owners will be offered two ways to protect their Microsoft Office files. They can protect a file directly from within the Microsoft Office application they’re working in (Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), or they can send an email using Microsoft Outlook and attach the Microsoft Office file, which will be protected during the sending process. There is also the option to include a secured web link in the email rather than attach a file.

Whether the files are shared or distributed outside the corporate network, saved onto an unsecured platform, synced to a device, or found on a lost or stolen device, the files stay protected with Vitrium’s 256-bit encryption security technology, the company says. Authorized viewers can access the secured file without downloading any plug-ins, apps, or additional software using Vitrium’s web viewer.

The new DRM platform add-in represents an expansion beyond PDF for Vitrium, and is the pivotal first step to being able to offer a more versatile document security solution to corporate customers, according to Susan Daly, CEO, Vitrium Systems. Since Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files are “the ubiquitous document formats” for businesses, she added, Vitrium is committed to working with these formats, and will be making additional announcements in the coming months related to content security and analytics.

With Vitrium’s release of document analytics earlier this year, content producers will be able to track the performance of their secured documents with detailed data. According to Vitrium, document-level and page-level statistics such as document views, page views, time spent, and read-through-rate enable content producers to optimize their content for better reader engagement, and they can also determine who their most active readers are, which applications or browsers are used, and where their readers are located to ensure that their content is reaching the right target audience.

For more information, go to www.vitrium.com.

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