Once authorization has occurred, the next step is to apply automated rights protection. This is where encryption comes into play. You can apply digital rights to the files being shared and can control what exact usage permissions the recipient gets to have. Functions such as Read, Edit, Print, Display Watermark, Download, and Setting Expiration Dates are all possible with digital rights management solutions. These rights stay with the file regardless of where those files are located ensuring persistent protection, whether they are inside or outside your network or in the cloud.
Ultimately, digital rights management coupled with dynamic authorization substantially augments the native security of file-sharing services, essentially extending data protection outside the corporate network, even if those files end up in unmanaged (e.g., BYOD) devices.